Definitions for MASTmæst, mɑst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a spar or structure rising above the hull and upper portions of a ship to hold sails, spars, rigging, etc.
any upright pole, as a support for an aerial, a post in certain cranes, etc.
Ref: captain's mast.
(v.t.)to provide with a mast.
before the mast, as a seagoing sailor.
Category: Idiom, Nautical
Origin of mast:
bef. 900; OE mæst; OHG mast, ON mastr; akin to L mālus pole
the nuts of forest trees, as oak and beech, used as food, esp. for hogs.
Origin of mast:
bef. 900; ME; OE mæst; akin to meat
a vertical spar for supporting sails
nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground
nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine
any sturdy upright pole
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a tall post for the sails on a ship
the ship's masts
a tower for broadcasting
a radio mast
the fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns
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
the vertical post of a derrick or crane
to furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship
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.
Translations for MAST
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a long upright pole especially for carrying the sails of a ship, an aerial, flag etc
The sailor climbed the mast.
- ساريَه، صارٍArabic
- mastroPortuguese (BR)
- stožár; stěžeňCzech
- der MastGerman
- κατάρτι, κοντάριGreek
- دکل قایقFarsi
- mastur, siglutréIcelandic
- 돛대, 마스트Korean
- mast, (-)stangNorwegian
- ،ستون بلند كه در وسط قايق نصب شده باشد دکل قایقPersian
- په بيړى كښى جګه پايهPashto
- stožiar; sťažeňSlovak
- yelken direğiTurkish
- 桅杆(尤指船桅)Chinese (Trad.)
- جہاز یا کشتی کا مستول جس پر بادبان چڑھے ہوتے ہیںUrdu
- cột buồm; cột ăng-tenVietnamese
- 桅杆Chinese (Simp.)
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