Definition of "masts" []

  • Any vertical spar for supporting sails, rigging, flags, etc, above the deck of a vessel or any components of such a composite spar (noun)
  • Any sturdy upright pole used as a support (noun)
  • A hearing conducted by the captain of a vessel into minor offences of the crew (noun)
  • To equip with a mast or masts (verb)
  • Plural form of mast. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "masts" in a sentence
  • "And not beneath the contempt of one who strives to get into everything, were the creases and patches of the sails of smacks, and the pattern of the resin-wood they called their masts, and even the little striped things (like frogs with hats on, in the distance) which had grown to believe themselves the only object the sun was made to shine upon."
  • "Beyond cursing them for their worthlessness, he did nothing; and it remained for a man named Mahoney, a Belfast man, and a boy, O'Brien, of Limerick, to cut away the fore and main masts."
  • "I continued, "out knives every one of you and cut away every rope attached to the hull; as many of you as can get at the lanyards of the rigging cut them; the masts are our only chance.""