mast definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A tall straight spar, sometimes sectioned, that increases from the keel or deck of a sailing vessel to support the sails plus the standing and running rigging.
    • A vertical pole.
    • A tall vertical antenna, in terms of a radio.
    • A captain's mast.
    • The nuts of forest woods gathered on a lawn, made use of specially as meals for swine.
    • A tall, thin post or tower, typically tapering upward, accustomed help, for examples, the sails on a ship, flags, floodlights, or communications equipment like an aerial, generally supported by guy-wires.
    • The fresh fruit of forest-trees (beech, oak, chestnut, pecan, etc.), particularly if having dropped through the tree, made use of as fodder for pigs as well as other animals.
    • The good fresh fruit associated with oak and beech, or other forest woods; peanuts; acorns.
    • A pole, or long, powerful, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to maintain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also contain a number of bits of wood united by metal rings, or of a hollow pillar of metal or metallic.
    • The vertical post of a derrick or crane.
    • A spar or strut to which link wires or guys tend to be attached for stiffening reasons.
    • A pole or pillar of round timber, or of tubular metal or steel, guaranteed on entry level into the keel of a vessel, and increasing in to the atmosphere above the deck to guide the yards, sails, and rigging generally speaking.
    • Any high pole.
    • the key upright member of a derrick or crane, against which the increase abuts.
    • The good fresh fruit associated with oak and beech or other forest-trees; acorns or nuts collectively, providing as food for pets.
    • any durable upright pole
    • peanuts of forest trees utilized as feed for swine
    • peanuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on a lawn
    • a vertical spar for supporting sails
  • verb:
    • to produce and fit a mast to a ship
    • To feed on forest seed or fresh fruit.
    • To vary fresh fruit and seed manufacturing in multi-year cycles.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To furnish with a mast or masts; to place the masts of constantly in place.
  • others:
    • to repair a mast or masts in; supply with a mast or masts; erect the masts of: as, to mast a ship.
    • To feed on mast.

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