fore-topmast


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fore-topmast

(fɔːˈtɒpˌmɑːst; nautical fɔːˈtɒpməst)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a mast stepped above a foremast
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fore-top•mast

(ˌfɔrˈtɒpˌmæst, -ˌmɑst, ˌfoʊr-; Naut. -məst)

n.
mast serving as the topmast of a foremast.
[1620–30]
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Noun1.fore-topmast - the topmast next above the foremast
topmast - the mast next above a lower mast and topmost in a fore-and-aft rig
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References in classic literature ?
The port shrouds of the foremast carried away at the chain-plates, and the fore-topmast leaned over drunkenly to starboard.
"Stand from under for'ard there!" Captain Doane shouted to one of the sailors who had just emerged from the forecastle scuttle, sea- bag in hand, and over whom the fore-topmast was swaying giddily.
More of the sailors took advantage of the interval to rush for'ard under the toppling fore-topmast, dive into the forecastle, and hastily pack their sea-bags.