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Webster 1913 Edition


Foremast

Fore′mastˊ

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Noun.
(Naut.)
The mast nearest the bow.
Foremast hand
or
Foremast man
(Naut.)
,
a common sailor; also, a man stationed to attend to the gear of the foremast.

Webster 1828 Edition


Foremast

FO'REMAST

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Noun.
The mast of a ship or other vessel which is placed in the forepart or forecastle, and carries the foresail and foretop-sail yards.
Foremast-men, on board of ships, the men who take in the top-sails, sling the yards, furl the sails, &c.

Definition 2022


foremast

foremast

See also: fore-mast

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foremast (plural foremasts)

  1. (nautical) (on a ship with more than one mast) the mast nearest the bow

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