mainmast definition

  • noun:
    • the key mast of a sailing vessel.
    • The taller mast, whether ahead or aft, of a two-masted cruising vessel.
    • The second mast aft of a sailing ship with three or maybe more masts.
    • the main, and tallest mast of a sailing ship which includes one or more mast.
    • the main mast in a ship or other vessel.
    • Nautical, the main mast in a ship or other vessel.
    • plural the reduced topmast and topgallantmasts of the mast next abaft the foremast.
    • the chief mast of a sailing vessel with two or more masts

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