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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The principal mast of a sailing vessel.
  • n. The taller mast, whether forward or aft, of a two-masted sailing vessel.
  • n. The second mast aft of a sailing ship with three or more masts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The chief, and tallest mast of a sailing ship that has more than one mast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The principal mast in a ship or other vessel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, the principal mast in a ship or other vessel.
  • n. plural The lower topmast and topgallantmasts of the mast next abaft the foremast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the chief mast of a sailing vessel with two or more masts

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