foremast

noun fore·mast \ ˈfȯr-ˌmast , -məst \

Definition of foremast

:the mast nearest the bow of a ship

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1582


FOREMAST Defined for Kids

foremast

noun fore·mast \ ˈfȯr-ˌmast , -məst \

Definition of foremast for Students

:the mast nearest the bow of the ship

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