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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 ?
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.
There are HIS anchors, HIS headgear, his foremast, his station for manoeuvring when the captain is in charge.