Masting
Masting Mast"ing, n. (Naut.) The act or process of putting a mast or masts into a vessel; also, the scientific principles which determine the position of masts, and the mechanical methods of placing them. [1913 Webster]

{Masting house} (Naut.), a large building, with suitable mechanism overhanging the water, used for stepping and unstepping the masts of vessels. [1913 Webster]


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  • Masting — Mast Mast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Masted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Masting}.] To furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • masting — /mas ting, mah sting/, n. Naut. 1. the masts of a ship, taken as a whole. 2. the technique, act, or process of placing masts in sailing ships. [1620 30; MAST1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • masting — noun A mast seeding …   Wiktionary

  • masting —   Simultaneous reproductive activity by all or most plants in a particular area, typically seasonal and separated by long periods of low reproductive activity …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • masting — noun ( s) : the masts of a ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • Masting house — Masting Mast ing, n. (Naut.) The act or process of putting a mast or masts into a vessel; also, the scientific principles which determine the position of masts, and the mechanical methods of placing them. [1913 Webster] {Masting house} (Naut.), a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masting sheer — Frederik V s Masting Sheers at Holmen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Built 1746 A masting sheer, sheers, shears or masting crane is a specialised shipyard crane, intended for placing tall masts onto large sailing ships. Sheers is an old name for a fixed… …   Wikipedia

  • Mast Seeding — Masting[1] refers to a mass seeding phenomenon exhibited by some species of plants which can be defined as synchronous production of seed at long intervals by a population of plants [2], strict masting only occurs in species that are monocarpic… …   Wikipedia

  • Mastekranen — The Masting Crane General information Architectural style Baroque Town or city Copenhagen …   Wikipedia

  • Half-staff — or half mast describes a flag flying approximately halfway up a flagpole or ship s mast (though anywhere from one third to two thirds of the way up is acceptable, but see below). This is done in many countries as a symbol of respect, mourning, or …   Wikipedia

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