Definitions for MASTmæst, mɑst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mast(noun)

    a vertical spar for supporting sails

  2. mast(noun)

    nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground

  3. mast(noun)

    nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine

  4. mast(noun)

    any sturdy upright pole

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mast(noun)

    the fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns

  2. Mast(noun)

    a pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel

  3. Mast(noun)

    the vertical post of a derrick or crane

  4. Mast(verb)

    to furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship

  5. Origin: [AS. maest, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.]

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  1. Mast

    The mast of a sailing vessel is a tall spar, or arrangement of spars, erected more or less vertically on the centre-line of a ship or boat. Its purposes include carrying sail, spars, and derricks, and giving necessary height to a navigation light, look-out position, signal yard, control position, radio aerial or signal lamp. Large ships have several masts, with the size and configuration depending on the style of ship. Nearly all sailing masts are guyed masts. Until the mid-19th century all vessels' masts were made of wood formed from a single or several piece of timber which typically consisted of the trunk of a conifer tree. From the 16th century, vessels were often built of a size requiring masts taller and thicker than could be made from single tree trunks. On these larger vessels, to achieve the required height, the masts were built from up to four sections, known in order of rising height above the decks as the lower, top, topgallant and royal masts. Giving the lower sections sufficient thickness necessitated building them up from separate pieces of wood. Such a section was known as a made mast, as opposed to sections formed from single pieces of timber, which were known as pole masts.

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  1. ASTM

  2. ATMs

  3. Mats

  4. Tams


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