Definitions of mast

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

Usage examples for mast

  1. The Englishman had nailed his flag to the mast- Jones never surrendered. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  2. He was sitting close to me at the fore- top mast- head. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. 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
  4. The people coming along the mast prevented him from going, and just then a heavy sea rolling in sent a sheet of spray over us, completely hiding the ship. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. 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
  6. " 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
  7. The boat was now held by the mast, which I shook and found very firm. – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Before leaving we went into the mast- house, near the entrance to the yard. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. He was standing at the foot of the weather t'gallant rigging, his face was turned upwards, peering round the after side of the mast. – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  12. 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
  13. All you have to do is to make your men fight, and nail your colours to the mast. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  14. 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
  15. Then Heracles, who all night had stood by the mast, cried out to the Argonauts to bring the ship near to a landing place. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  16. I should have a man at the mast- head night and day. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  17. Hold mass meetings- assemble in conventions- nail your banners to the mast! – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  18. The sailors looked weary, and one of them had been severely wounded by a falling mast. – A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas by Fanny Loviot
  19. 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