Definition of Mast

1. Noun. A vertical spar for supporting sails.

Specialized synonyms: Foremast, Jigger, Jiggermast, Jury Mast, Mainmast, Mizen, Mizenmast, Mizzen, Mizzenmast, Topmast
Terms within: Masthead
Group relationships: Sailing Ship, Sailing Vessel
Generic synonyms: Spar

2. Noun. Nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground.
Generic synonyms: Nut

3. Noun. Nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine.
Generic synonyms: Feed, Provender

4. Noun. Any sturdy upright pole.
Generic synonyms: Pole

Definition of Mast

1. n. The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns.

2. n. A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel.

3. v. t. To furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship.

4. n. A spar or strut to which tie wires or guys are attached for stiffening purposes.

Definition of Mast

1. Noun. A tall, slim post or tower, usually tapering upward, used to support, for examples, the sails on a ship, flags, floodlights, or communications equipment such as an aerial, usually supported by guy-wires. ¹

2. Verb. To supply and fit a mast to a ship ¹

3. Noun. The fruit of forest-trees (beech, oak, chestnut, pecan, etc.), especially if having fallen from the tree, used as fodder for pigs and other animals. ¹

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Definition of Mast

1. to provide with a mast (a long pole on a ship that supports the sails and rigging) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mast

mast (current term)
mast cell
mast cell leukaemia
mast cells
mast climbing
mast leukocyte
mast seeding

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