Definitions for MASTmæst, mɑst
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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
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
Origin: [AS. maest, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.]
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In the government's name, I declare a week-long state of national mourning with all flags in the land flying at half-mast.
We could be here for days, and you still would not understand all the inner workings of Brynn and all of her medical issues, but I think the underlying one is the mast cell disease, which is a beast, and continues to become a bigger beast, day by day.
We deleted the composite mast and deleted the aft house. We took the Marines down to 500 and took half of the medical space away. We took four engines down to two, we deleted a generator, deleted the electrical load topside and we also made some of the systems simpler.
Today we live in a society of stupids. We swear by satellite navigation, but doubt the learned & the wise astrologers. We blindly trust the weather forecast, but doubt the vaastu science, when asked to turn our lives sailing mast. We constantly talk about liberation and still believe in creed and caste. Let our perspectives get maximized, wake up to deeper realities and get Mickeymized.
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- шчогла, мачтаBelarusian
- palCatalan, Valencian
- masto, mastizarIdo
- mastur, siglutréIcelandic
- alberare, inalberare, alberoItalian
- マスト, 帆柱Japanese
- napparutKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- јарбол, катаркаMacedonian
- catarg, arboreRomanian
- јарбол, jarbolSerbo-Croatian
- sťažeň, stožiarSlovak
- мачта, щоглаUkrainian
- cột buồmVietnamese
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