Definition of mainmast. Meaning of mainmast. Synonyms of mainmast

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word mainmast. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word mainmast and, of course, mainmast synonyms and on the right images related to the word mainmast.

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

- in a brig, the forward mast is the foremast and the after mast is the mainmast. In a schooner with two masts, even if the masts are of the same height...
- and had a gaff-rigged mainsail with square rig above it on the mainmast. The mainmast of a brigantine is the aft one. By the first half of the 18th century...
- 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...
- vessel has, from front to back, a foremast, mainmast and mizzenmast. A two-masted vessel has a mainmast, the other being a foremast or mizzen. Ships...
- type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the fore- and mainmasts rigged square and only the mizzen (the aftmost mast) rigged fore and aft...
- 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...
- ship, from bow to stern, are: Foremast, which is the second tallest mast Mainmast, the tallest Mizzenmast, the third tallest Jiggermast, which may not be...
- 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...
- include the long, prominent beak or beakhead followed by a foremast and mainmast, both noticeably taller than the single or double lateen-rigged mizzenmasts...
- are similar to a sloop, but there is a second shorter mast astern of the mainmast, but forward of the rudder post. The second mast is called the mizzen mast...
Loading...