topmast

noun
top·​mast | \ ˈtäp-ˌmast How to pronounce topmast (audio) , -məst How to pronounce topmast (audio) \

Definition of topmast

: the mast that is next above the lower mast and is topmost in a fore-and-aft rig

First Known Use of topmast

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of topmast was in the 15th century

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“Topmast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topmast. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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topmast

noun
top·​mast | \ ˈtäp-ˌmast How to pronounce topmast (audio) , -məst \

Kids Definition of topmast

: the second mast above a ship's deck

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