The second section of a sailing ship’s mainmast.
- The Raven had lost her maintopmast three days out from San Francisco, which had slowed her down for two full days.
- In less than an hour I had the maintopmast on deck and was constructing the shears.
- The unfortunate man was at the head, engaged in unshackling the maintopmast spring stay, when the cap of the foremast came off.
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