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dismast

Syllabification: dis·mast
Pronunciation: /disˈmast
 
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Definition of dismast in English:

verb

[with object]
Break or topple the mast or masts of (a ship): (as adjective dismasted) a dismasted ship wallowing in stormy seas
More example sentences
  • Some ships were dismasted and used as prison or storage hulks.
  • Another yacht was dismasted off the The Needles and was towed into Poole by the Swanage lifeboat.
  • Last year, the same boat was dismasted during the race.

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