dismast
transitive verb Date: 1747 to remove or break off the mast of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dismast — Dis*mast , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismasting}.] [Pref. dis + mast: cf. F. d[ e]m[^a]ter.] To deprive of a mast of masts; to break and carry away the masts from; as, a storm dismasted the ship. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dismast — 1747, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + MAST (Cf. mast) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dismast — [dis mast′] vt. to remove or destroy the mast or masts of …   English World dictionary

  • dismast — dismastment, n. /dis mast , mahst /, v.t. to deprive (a ship) of masts; break off the masts of. [1740 50; DIS 1 + MAST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dismast — verb To break off the mast (of a ship), especially by gunfire …   Wiktionary

  • dismast — v. deprive of or break off masts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dismast — verb break or force down the mast or masts of (a ship) …   English new terms dictionary

  • dismast — dis·mast …   English syllables

  • dismast — dis•mast [[t]dɪsˈmæst, ˈmɑst[/t]] v. t. naut. navig. to deprive (a ship) of masts; break off the masts of • Etymology: 1740–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • dismast — /dɪsˈmast/ (say dis mahst) verb (t) to deprive of masts; break off the masts of. –dismastment, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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