noun Date: 15th century a mast next above the mainmast

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  • main-topmast — n. the mast next above the mainmast. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • main-topmast — noun the topmast next above the mainmast • Hypernyms: ↑topmast …   Useful english dictionary

  • main-topmast — /mayn top mast , mahst /; Naut. /mayn top meuhst/, n. Naut. the mast next above the main lower mast. [1485 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • main-topmast — /meɪn ˈtɒpməst/ (say mayn topmuhst) noun the mast next above the lower mainmast …   Australian English dictionary

  • main-topsail — [mān΄täp′sāl΄; ] naut. [, mān΄täp′səl] n. the sail set on the main topmast above the mainsail …   English World dictionary

  • Topmast — The masts of traditional sailing ships were not single spars, but were constructed of separate sections or masts, each with its own rigging. The topmast is one of these.The topmast is semi permanently attached to the upper front of the lower mast …   Wikipedia

  • main — main1 /mayn/, adj. 1. chief in size, extent, or importance; principal; leading: the company s main office; the main features of a plan. 2. sheer; utmost, as strength or force: to lift a stone by main force. 3. of or pertaining to a broad expanse …   Universalium

  • main-topgallantmast — /mayn top gal euhnt mast , mahst /; Naut. /mayn teuh gal euhnt meuhst/, n. Naut. the mast next above the main topmast. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • main-topgallant mast — /meɪn təˈgælənt məst/ (say mayn tuh galuhnt muhst) noun the mast next above the main topmast …   Australian English dictionary

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