Definitions of mast

  1. a vertical spar for supporting sails
  2. any sturdy upright pole
  3. nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine
  4. The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns.
  5. 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.
  6. The vertical post of a derrick or crane.
  7. To furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship.
  8. A spar or strut to which tie wires or guys are attached for stiffening purposes.
  9. A long round piece of timber or iron tube, raised upright on the keel, through the decks, of a vessel to support the sails; any upright pole; the fruit of the oak, beech, etc., especially when used as food for swine.
  10. To supply with a mast or masts.
  11. The fruit of the oak, beech, chestnut, and other forest trees, on which swine feed: nuts, acorns.
  12. Upright pole sustaining the yards, & c., of a ship; fruit of forest trees.
  13. An upright spar to sustain the yards, sails, etc., of a vessel.
  14. Nuts, acorns, etc., as food for animals.
  15. A long round piece of timber, & c., elevated perpendicularly on the keel of a ship for supporting the sails.
  16. The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; acorns, nuts, & c.
  17. To supply with masts.
  18. One of the large upright timbers or poles which support the rigging of a ship.
  19. The fruit of oaks or beech- trees used for fattening hogs.

Usage examples for mast

  1. He was remembering that it was one his grandfather had cracked for him and made into a boat by the addition of matches for seats and mast. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  2. I was bothered about the rest, as I knew the bears were likely to come down; but I found a ledge on the face of the perpendicular rock, and by putting the boat's mast against it I was able to get up to it. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  3. I know the Black Sea Coast I spent one Febiwerry there, a man before the mast. – VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea by David Christie Murray
  4. Before leaving we went into the mast- house, near the entrance to the yard. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. Her mast still rose above her shattered remains, marking the spot where she lay. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  6. All you have to do is to make your men fight, and nail your colours to the mast. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  7. Just as we were taking in sail, to approach the English vessel, our large mast, which had nothing to stay it, fell with a horrible noise. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  8. I should have a man at the mast- head night and day. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  9. Hold mass meetings- assemble in conventions- nail your banners to the mast! – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  10. The boys were very proud of the tree they had cut down for a mast. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. But Israel didn't wait to find out what the moray was after, 'e just decided to take no chances, and jumped for the mast. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  12. He was sitting close to me at the fore- top mast- head. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. " I became aware," she said, " that one could never sail a ship by entering at the cabin windows; he must serve and learn his trade before the mast." – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson