Definition of mainmast in English:


Line breaks: main|mast
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪnmɑːst


  • The principal mast of a ship, typically the second mast in a sailing ship of three or more masts.
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    • He saw how close to the mainmast the commodore was and grinned suddenly.
    • The mainmast groaned slightly under the strain of the wind-filled sails.
    • Dolphin pulled past them and assaulted the outside schooner, her guns taking out the mainmast.

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