Definition of fore-topmast in English:

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fore-topmast

Pronunciation: /fôrˈtäpˌmast/

noun

The second section of a sailing ship’s foremast.
Example sentences
  • Her foretopmast had snapped in the middle-just as it had done on her first run two years before!
  • The following morning the foretopmast was found to be chafed through, and in the afternoon the foretopsail was split.
  • The Macedonian's mizzenmast was gone, her main and foretopmasts carried away, her main yard cut in two, and her ensign had disappeared.

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Syllabification: fore-top·mast

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