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mast


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mast  \Mast\,  n.  [AS.  m[ae]st,  masc.;  akin  to  D.,  G.,  Dan.,  &  Sw 
  mast,  Icel.  mastr,  and  perh.  to  L.  malus.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  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. 
 
  The  tallest  pine  Hewn  on  Norwegian  hills,  to  be  the 
  mast  Of  some  great  ammiral. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mast  \Mast\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Masted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Masting}.] 
  To  furnish  with  a  mast  or  masts;  to  put  the  masts  of  in 
  position;  as  to  mast  a  ship. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mast  \Mast\,  n.  [AS.  m[ae]st,  fem.;  akin  to  G.  mast,  and  E. 
  meat.  See  {Meat}.] 
  The  fruit  of  the  oak  and  beech,  or  other  forest  trees;  nuts; 
  acorns. 
 
  Oak  mast,  and  beech,  .  .  .  they  eat.  --Chapman. 
 
  Swine  under  an  oak  filling  themselves  with  the  mast. 
  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mast  \Mast\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  A  spar  or  strut  to  which  tie  wires  or  guys  are  attached  for 
  stiffening  purposes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mast 
  n  1:  a  vertical  spar  for  supporting  sails 
  2:  nuts  of  forest  trees  (as  beechnuts  and  acorns)  accumulated 
  on  the  ground;  used  especially  as  food  for  swine 
  3:  nuts  of  forest  trees  used  as  feed  for  swine 
  4:  any  sturdy  upright  pole 




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