Definition of Mainmasts

1. Noun. (plural of mainmast) ¹



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Definition of Mainmasts

1. mainmast [n] - See also: mainmast

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mainmasts

maining
mainland
mainland China
mainland Chinese
mainlander
mainlanders
mainlands
mainline
mainlined
mainliner
mainliners
mainlines
mainlining
mainly
mainmast
mainmasts (current term)
mainor
mainors
mainour
mainours
mainpernable
mainpernor
mainpernors
mainpin
mainpins
mainplane
mainprise
mainprised
mainprises
mainprising

Literary usage of Mainmasts

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"For instance, if they were drawn up in a line NE and SW all their mainmasts when about are to bear on those points of the compass from each other, ..."

2. Treatise on Optics by David Brewster, Alexander Dallas Bache (1854)
"... at last completed, with the mainmasts in contact . When the ship descended still lower, the image receded from the ship, but no second image was seen. ..."

3. Signals and Instructions, 1776-1794: With Addenda to Vol. 29 by Julian Stafford Corbett, Great Britain Royal Navy (1908)
"For instance, if they were drawn up in a line NE and SW all their mainmasts when about are to bear on those points of the compass from each other, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"... settle from the beams three or lour inches, and their mainmasts settle so much as to oblige them to set up the main rigging when rolling hard at sea, ..."

5. Report of the Delegates from the Following Societies, Viz.: Meteorological by George James Symons, Royal meteorological society, London (1882)
"... were struck although the mainmasts had lightning rods ... and one where the mizen was struck though the fore and mainmasts were protected. ..."

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