Definition of foremast in English:


Syllabification: fore·mast
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌmast, -məst


  • The mast of a ship nearest the bow.
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    • This he mounted on the cap of the foremast to give the ship a striking and original look.
    • At the end of the third week at sea, a large barrel with a greased bung hole in the side is brought up from the hold and placed on deck, lashed to the foremast.
    • The tallest mast in the middle is the mainmast, and the mast closest to the bow - that's the front of the boat - is the foremast.

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