Translation of mast in Spanish:

mast

Pronunciation: /mæst; mɑːst/

n

  • 1 1.1 [Nautical/Náutica] mástil (masculine)
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    • Also in the water were strange vessels, with no masts or sails, built of gunmetal-gray metals that seemed impervious to the rust that had afflicted the dock facilities.
    • She had two masts and carried fore-and-aft auxiliary sails.
    • Before the battle was over the Téméraire was virtually impossible to sail, her masts and rigging having been all but wrecked, but she still managed to keep firing on the enemy.
    1.2 (flagpole) mástil (masculine)
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    • The spokeswoman said there was no conclusive evidence that made a link between exposure to radio waves, transmitter masts and long-term public health risks.
    • One of the last battles against police radio masts being put up in the North York Moors national park looks likely to be lost despite continued concerns about the impact on health and the landscape.
    • It is understood the difficulties centre on problems caused by the built-up nature of Greater Manchester and the fact that many masts and transmitters operate at once.
    1.3
    (relay mast)
    antena (f) repetidora, repetidor (m)
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (pig fodder — acorns) bellotas (fpl); (beechnuts) hayucos (mpl)
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    • He explains that the native rats ate many kinds of berries, beech mast, and other wholesome foods of the forest.
    • All sites experienced at least one mast failure, and mast failure years were generally consistent across sites.
    • The first assumption is that mast crops and small mammal populations are synchronized across a wide range.

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