Definition of Foremast

1. Noun. The mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts.

Generic synonyms: Mast



Definition of Foremast

1. n. The mast nearest the bow.

Definition of Foremast

1. Noun. (nautical) (''on a ship with more than one mast'') the mast nearest the bow ¹

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Definition of Foremast

1. the forward mast of a ship [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foremast

forelimb
forelimbs
forelock
forelocked
forelocking
forelocks
forelook
forelooked
forelooking
forelooks
forels
forelying
foreman
foremanship
foremanships
foremast (current term)
foremasts
foremath
foremean
foremeans
foremeant
foremen
forementioned
foremilk
foremilks
foremind
foreminded
foreminding
foreminds
foremost

Literary usage of Foremast

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1. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"TUE foremast IS SPRUNG NEAR THE HOUNDS OR BIBBS. Send down topgallant yards and masts ; hook the jeers, and settle the fore yard ; hook top-blocks, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"A steam-vessel when under way must carry on or in front of the foremast, or if a vessel without a foremast, then in the fore part of the vessel [at a height ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1808)
"were armed) that it was notin my power to come up with, owing to our crippled state, having two 24-pounders shot through the foremast, one through the ..."

4. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"Strictly speaking, a three-masted vessel having bowsprit, mainmast, foremast, and mizzen- mast, each square-rigged and composed of a lower mast, a topmast, ..."

5. Dictionary and Grammar of the Language of Saʻa and Ulawa, Solomon Islands by Walter George Ivens (1918)
"The Undine was a fore-and-aft schooner of 21 tons, and a square sail could be hoisted on the foremast when the wind was aft. The Bishop had already made ..."

6. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"A yawl has a foremast rigged exactly like a cutter, hut has a small mizzen- mast carrying a spanker or driver. See YACHT. Fig. 1. and résolution of forces. ..."

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