Foremast man
Foremast Fore"mast`, n. (Naut.) The mast nearest the bow. [1913 Webster]

{Foremast hand} or {Foremast man} (Naut.), a common sailor; also, a man stationed to attend to the gear of the foremast. [1913 Webster]


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  • Foremast — Fore mast , n. (Naut.) The mast nearest the bow. [1913 Webster] {Foremast hand} or {Foremast man} (Naut.), a common sailor; also, a man stationed to attend to the gear of the foremast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foremast hand — Foremast Fore mast , n. (Naut.) The mast nearest the bow. [1913 Webster] {Foremast hand} or {Foremast man} (Naut.), a common sailor; also, a man stationed to attend to the gear of the foremast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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