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foremast


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  --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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foremast  \Fore"mast`\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  The  mast  nearest  the  bow. 
 
  {Foremast}  {hand  or  man}  (Naut.),  a  common  sailor;  also  a 
  man  stationed  to  attend  to  the  gear  of  the  foremast. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foremast 
  n  :  the  mast  nearest  the  bow  in  vessels  with  two  or  more  masts 




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