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a.1.Bearing no mast; as, a mastless oak or beech.
1.Having no mast; as, a mastless vessel.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I sought no shelter, therefore, but the sky; and toiling into Chatham, - which, in that night's aspect, is a mere dream of chalk, and drawbridges, and mastless ships in a muddy river, roofed like Noah's arks, - crept, at last, upon a sort of grass-grown battery overhanging a lane, where a sentry was walking to and fro.
In January 2014, the company deployed its fourth XSR 200 coiled-tubing unit to Texas, which was a mastless version of the original XSR200 design.
Burgin, who had been on the helm, found himself in the water well clear of the yacht when she righted herself, mastless.