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royal mast

Syllabification: roy·al mast

Definition of royal mast in English:

noun

A section of a sailing ship’s mast above the topgallant.
Example sentences
  • Most big square riggers also have a royal above the topgallant sail, rigged on the royal mast, that is usually not a separate spar but just a lengthened topgallant mast.

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