Definition of unstep in English:


Line breaks: un¦step
Pronunciation: /ʌnstɛp

verb (unsteps, unstepping, unstepped)

[with object] Nautical
  • Detach (a mast) from its step: they went into the marsh grass to unstep their masts and dismantle their cannon
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    • If the mast was not unstepped, sailboat owners should check the halyards.
    • Masts which are only slightly over the minimum bridge clearance might conceivably be arranged with removable upper sections which could be unstepped with the aid of a crane.

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