foremast


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fore·mast

 (fôr′məst, -măst′)
n.
1. A mast forward of the mainmast of a sailing vessel.
2. The lower section of the forward mast on such a sailing vessel.

foremast

(ˈfɔːˌmɑːst; nautical ˈfɔːməst)
n
(Nautical Terms) the mast nearest the bow on vessels with two or more masts

fore•mast

(ˈfɔrˌmæst, -ˌmɑst, ˈfoʊr-; Naut. -məst)

n.
the mast nearest the bow in all vessels having two or more masts.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foremast - the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more mastsforemast - the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts
mast - a vertical spar for supporting sails
Translations
palo de trinquete
keulamasto
mât de misaine
fokkenmast
fokfokmaszt
fockmast

foremast

[ˈfɔːmɑːst] Npalo m trinquete, trinquete m

foremast

n (Naut) → Fockmast m

foremast

[ˈfɔːmɑːst] n (Naut) → (albero di) trinchetto
References in classic literature ?
roared the captain, as a Portuguese pirate hove in sight, with a flag black as ink flying from her foremast.
I confess, that once I stole behind the foremast to try it.
On the 10th of April, 1710, we arrived safe at Amsterdam, having lost only three men by sickness in the voyage, and a fourth, who fell from the foremast into the sea, not far from the coast of Guinea.
I could see its green and red lights, and its white lantern hanging from the large foremast.
There are HIS anchors, HIS headgear, his foremast, his station for manoeuvring when the captain is in charge.
That sneering young cub got taken down a peg or two on that occasion, and I also seized the opportunity of having a good look at the face of every foremast man as they filed past me to go to the after braces.
A three-cornered table within arm's reach ran from the angle of the to the foremast.
Scarcely were we clear when the foremast dropped down on the fastenings, dashing the jib-boom into the water with its load of demented human beings.
Captain Doane climbed even higher, seating himself on the stump of the foremast with legs a-straddle of the butt of the foretopmast.
From the deck to the truck of the maintopmast is something over a hundred feet, while the foremast with its topmast is eight or ten feet shorter.
All the stern and quarter of her were beaten to pieces by the sea; and as her forecastle, which stuck in the rocks, had run on with great violence, her mainmast and foremast were brought by the board - that is to say, broken short off; but her bowsprit was sound, and the head and bow appeared firm.
After some time we got a mate, a boatswain, and a gunner, English; a Dutch carpenter, and three foremast men.