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mast

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noun \ˈmast\

Definition of mast

  1. 1 :  a long pole or spar rising from the keel or deck of a ship and supporting the yards, booms, and rigging

  2. 2 :  a slender vertical or nearly vertical structure (as an upright post in various cranes)

  3. 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 play \ˈmas-təd\ adjective
before the mast
  1. 1 :  forward of the foremast

  2. 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

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mast

verb

Definition of mast

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to furnish with a mast



Circa 1513

First Known Use of mast

circa 1513

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mast

noun

Definition of mast

  1. :  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


MAST Defined for Kids

mast

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noun \ˈmast\

Definition of mast

  1. :  a long pole that rises from the bottom of a ship and supports the sails and rigging

mast·ed \ˈmas-təd\ adjective <a tall masted ship>



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