topmast

noun

top·​mast ˈtäp-ˌmast How to pronounce topmast (audio) -məst How to pronounce topmast (audio)
: the mast that is next above the lower mast and is topmost in a fore-and-aft rig

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

topmast

noun
top·​mast -ˌmast How to pronounce topmast (audio) -məst How to pronounce topmast (audio)
: the mast next above the lower mast
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