mast


1mast

noun \ˈmast\

Definition of MAST

1
:  a long pole or spar rising from the keel or deck of a ship and supporting the yards, booms, and rigging
2
:  a slender vertical or nearly vertical structure (as an upright post in various cranes)
3
:  a disciplinary proceeding at which the commanding officer of a naval unit hears and disposes of cases against enlisted men —called also captain's mast
mast·ed \ˈmas-təd\ adjective
before the mast
1
:  forward of the foremast
2
:  as a common sailor

Origin of MAST

Middle English, from Old English mæst; akin to Old High German mast mast, Latin malus
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with MAST

2mast

verb

Definition of MAST

transitive verb
:  to furnish with a mast

First Known Use of MAST

circa 1513

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

3mast

noun

Definition of MAST

:  nuts (as acorns) accumulated on the forest floor and often serving as food for animals

Origin of MAST

Middle English, from Old English mæst; akin to Old High German mast food, mast, and probably to Old English mete food — more at meat
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, rut

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