Mast meaning

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The definition of a mast is a tall pole used for support of the sails on a boat.

An example of a mast is the pole that holds up the sails and radar on a ship.

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Mast means a collection of nuts used as food for pigs.

An example of mast is a pile of beech nuts in the forest.

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A metal post for the support of a radio aerial or television antenna.
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The nuts of forest trees accumulated on the ground, formerly used as food for swine.
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A tall vertical spar, sometimes sectioned, that rises from the keel or deck of a sailing vessel to support the sails and the standing and running rigging.
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A captain's mast.
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A tall spar or, now often, a hollow metal structure, sometimes in sections, rising vertically from the keel or deck of a vessel and used to support the sails, yards, radar and radio equipment, etc.
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A specified section of this.

The topmast.

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Any vertical pole, as in a crane or derrick.
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A summary session held by the commanding officer to try minor offenses, hear requests, or give commendations.
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To put a mast or masts on.
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Beechnuts, acorns, chestnuts, etc., esp. as food for hogs.
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(emergency medicine, military) Initialism for military antishock trousers; inflatable trousers that apply pressure to the inferior half of a patient's body to decrease bloodloss and prevent the onset of shock similar to a tourniquet.
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before the mast
  • As a common sailor or with the common sailors.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of mast

  • Middle English from Old English mæst

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English mæst

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition