foremast
noun Date: 1582 the mast nearest the bow of a ship

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — ► NOUN ▪ the mast of a ship nearest the bow …   English terms dictionary

  • foremast — [fôr′mast΄, fôr′məst] n. the mast nearest the bow of a ship …   English World dictionary

  • foremast — 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

  • foremast — /fawr mast , mahst , fohr /; Naut. /fawr meuhst, fohr /, n. Naut. the mast nearest the bow in all vessels having two or more masts. [1575 85; FORE + MAST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • foremast — noun (on a ship with more than one mast) the mast nearest the bow …   Wiktionary

  • foremast — mast nearest the bow of a ship Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • foremast — fore·mast || fÉ”rmɑːst /fɔː n. mast closest to the bow (in a ship with two or more masts) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foremast — noun the mast of a ship nearest the bow …   English new terms dictionary

  • foremast — fore·mast …   English syllables

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