fore-topmast
noun Date: 1626 a mast next above the foremast

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fore topmast — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore-topmast — Fore top mast, n. (Naut.) The mast erected at the head of the foremast, and at the head of which stands the fore topgallant mast; the mast next above the foremast. See {Ship}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fore-topmast — [fôr′täp΄mast΄; ] naut [., fôr′täp΄məst] n. the section of the foremast just above the bottommost section …   English World dictionary

  • fore-topmast — fore top•mast [[t]ˌfɔrˈtɒpˌmæst, ˌmɑst, ˌfoʊr [/t]] naut. [[t] məst[/t]] n. naut. navig. mast serving as the topmast of a foremast • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • fore-topmast — /fawr top mast , mahst , fohr /; Naut. /fawr top meuhst, fohr /, n. the spar or section of a pole mast serving as the topmast of a foremast on a ship. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • fore-topmast — /fɔ ˈtɒpmast/ (say faw topmahst), / məst/ (say muhst) noun the mast erected at the head of the foremast, above the foretop on a ship …   Australian English dictionary

  • fore-topmast — n. Naut. the mast above the foremast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fore — (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind}; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore bay — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore body — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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