foremast

noun
fore·​mast | \ ˈfȯr-ˌmast How to pronounce foremast (audio) , -məst \

Definition of foremast

: the mast nearest the bow of a ship

Examples of foremast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Originally constructed in 1909, the 155-and-a-half-foot brigantine yacht was composed of sturdy oak and Oregon pine with a 122-foot foremast and nearly 13,000 feet of layered sails. Kimberly Bowker, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2022 For instance, Luebke adds, the President's flag has historically flown at the mainmast while a different flag for the Vice President is flown at the slightly shorter foremast. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of foremast

1582, in the meaning defined above

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“Foremast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foremast. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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foremast

noun
fore·​mast | \ ˈfȯr-ˌmast How to pronounce foremast (audio) , -məst \

Kids Definition of foremast

: the mast nearest the bow of the ship

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