Mast hoop
Mast Mast, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel. [1913 Webster]

The tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ammiral. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: The most common general names of masts are {foremast}, {mainmast}, and {mizzenmast}, each of which may be made of separate spars. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane. [1913 Webster]

3. (A["e]ronautics) A spar or strut to which tie wires or guys are attached for stiffening purposes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Afore the mast}, {Before the mast}. See under {Afore}, and {Before}.

{Mast coat}. See under {Coat}.

{Mast hoop}, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast. See {Made}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mast hoop — noun : one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a gaff sail which slip on the mast; also : one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mast — Mast, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mast coat — Mast Mast, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mast band — Naut. a hoop of metal around a mast, used as a reinforcement or as an object for attaching stays, tackles, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • mast band — Naut. a hoop of metal around a mast, used as a reinforcement or as an object for attaching stays, tackles, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Afore the mast — Mast Mast, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Before the mast — Mast Mast, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truss hoop — noun 1. a. : the band of a truss encircling the mast b. : one of the truss bands that encircle a yard 2. : a hoop placed around the staves of a barrel (as by a trusser) to force them into shape and position * * * a hoop placed around the staves… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spider-hoop — /ˈspaɪdə hup/ (say spuyduh hoohp) noun the hoop going round the mast of a sailing boat to secure the shackles to which the futtock shrouds are attached. Also, spider band …   Australian English dictionary

  • fish hoop — a structure on a mast on which the lower end of a fish (a strengthening piece of wood in a fish shape) is driven …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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