artemon

noun
ar·​te·​mon | \ ˈärtəˌmän \
plural artemones\ ärˈteməˌnēz \

Definition of artemon

1 : a mast in ancient sailing ships forward of the foremast and raking forward
2 : the sail set on an artemon

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History and Etymology for artemon

Late Latin, foresail, from Greek artemōn

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“Artemon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artemon. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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