Definition of Topmasts

1. Noun. (plural of topmast) ¹



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Definition of Topmasts

1. topmast [n] - See also: topmast

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Topmasts

topliners
toplines
toplining
toploading
toploftical
toploftier
toploftiest
toploftily
toploftiness
toploftinesses
toplofty
topmaker
topmakers
topman
topmast
topmasts (current term)
topmen
topminnow
topminnows
topmost
topness
topnotch
topnotcher
topnotchers
topo
topo-
topoanesthesia
topocentric
topochemical
topognosia

Literary usage of Topmasts

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1. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"SWAYING UP topmasts. In performing this heavy operation, ... topmasts ascend comparatively easy until the fid-hole comes within six inches of the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Near the heads of the lower masts are the tops—platforms on which men can stand—and m the same place on the topmasts are the " cross- trees,*' of which the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Near the heads of the lower masts are the tops—platforms on which men can stand—and in the same place on the topmasts are the " cross- trees," of which the ..."

4. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"STRIKING OR HOUSING topmasts. The absence of forethought, or a little practical precaution on the part of the boatswain and petty officers, is sometimes the ..."

5. The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including by William Henry Smyth (1867)
"... among the early voyagers for square-rigged vessels having topmasts. TALLY, To. To haul the sheets aft; as used by Falconer— " And while the lee ..."

6. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"At the head of each of the lower masts is a kind of platform called the top ; and at the head of each of the topmasts are cross bars of timber called the ..."

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