Definition of mainmast. Meaning of mainmast. Synonyms of mainmast

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Definition of mainmast

mainmast
--Milton. Note: The most common general names of masts are foremast, mainmast, and mizzenmast, each of which may be made of separate spars. 2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane. Afore the mast, Before the mast. See under Afore, and Before. Mast coat. See under Coat. Mast hoop, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast. See Made.
Mainmast
Mainmast Main"mast`, n. (Naut.) The principal mast in a ship or other vessel.

Meaning of mainmast from wikipedia

- Roman merchantman (corbita) with mainmast and foremast under sail...
- front to back, the foremast, mainmast and mizzenmast. On ships with fewer than three masts, the tallest is the mainmast. Ships with more masts number...
- foremast and had a gaff-rigged mainsail with square rig above it on the mainmast. The main mast of a brigantine is the aft one. By the first half of the...
- it has two or more masts, the foremast being slightly shorter than the mainmast. Pronounced /ˈskuːnər/, the term first appeared in eastern North America...
- corresponding preposition is abaft. For example, the mizzenmast is abaft the mainmast. Its antonym is before or, in a more clumsy form, forward of. Aft also...
- ensign is flown from the stern. When underway, the ensign is raised on the mainmast. Before the decision for all ships to fly the First Navy Jack, it was only...
- The mainmast of HMS Daring showing the SAMPSON multi-function AESA radar...
- distinctive personal standard of his flagship. It was displa**** at the mainmast. Hopkins had previously led The United Companies of the Train of Artillery...
- A ketch is a two-masted sailboat whose mainmast is taller than the mizzen mast (or aft-mast), generally in a 40-foot or bigger boat. The name ketch is...
- rigged mainmast. A square-topsail ketch carries one or more square-rigged topsails (commonly two, an upper and a lower topsail) on its mainmast, in addition...
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