[fawr-mast, -mahst, fohr-; Nautical fawr-muh st, fohr-]
Origin of foremast
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Examples from the Web for foremast
Then I heard the crash of the foremast as it went down to leeward.
I shipped, accordingly, in the vessel mentioned, as a foremast hand.
She lost her bowsprit and foremast, but escaped further injury.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
Without you, we might not have succeeded in getting the foremast.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
The foremast is properly stayed in the deck, and should be fitted with rat-lines.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
- the mast nearest the bow on vessels with two or more masts
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