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foremast Syllabification: fore·mast
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrmast/

Definition of foremast in English:


The mast of a ship nearest the bow.
Example sentences
  • This he mounted on the cap of the foremast to give the ship a striking and original look.
  • At the end of the third week at sea, a large barrel with a greased bung hole in the side is brought up from the hold and placed on deck, lashed to the foremast.
  • The tallest mast in the middle is the mainmast, and the mast closest to the bow - that's the front of the boat - is the foremast.
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