Synonyms for mast

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She see us a-wallowin' in the trough and our mast thrashin' for all it was worth.

We were fighting a fair fight, for he had boarded the ship when the mast fell and killed him.

They're so mad because they can't get at us that they're biting the mast.

We have a mast and sail there, I see, and water in the beaker.

Captain Truck hesitated, and he looked wistfully at the mast.

"Hand me the lead and line, that lie at the foot of the mast, it you please," said Paul.

These rings acted as bearings on which the mast could revolve.

It is better to have a mast too small rather than too large.

The boom should be made a trifle smaller in diameter than the mast.

The mast upon which the smaller sail is set is known as the mizzenmast.

WORD ORIGIN

"long pole on a ship to support the sail," Old English mæst, from Proto-Germanic *mastaz (cf. Old Norse mastr, Middle Dutch maste, Dutch, Danish mast, German Mast), from PIE *mazdo- "a pole, rod" (cf. Latin malus "mast," Old Irish matan "club," Irish maide "a stick," Old Church Slavonic mostu "bridge"). The single mast of an old ship was the boundary between quarters of officers and crew, hence before the mast in the title of Dana's book, etc.

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