When the lower mast, the topmasts, and the royals were sawn and split, the principal pieces of the raft were ready.
A ship's lower mast is a made spar; her top-mast is a whole spar.
On the bowsprit is stretched the jib, another triangular sail, which reaches nearly to the top of the lower mast.
Then he came to the mass of woodwork and ropes at the head of the lower mast.
A small projection on the outside of the cheeks of a lower mast, at the upper parts of the hounds.
Every hour of sleep the people get will be a lower mast saved.
Topmast: The next mast to the lower mast; in ships, the topmast is succeeded by top-gallant mast and royal mast.
At the head of the lower mast of a ship is a platform called the "top."
These are usually kept coiled away in the top, with the pennant, which hooks to the cap of the lower mast.
They were usually of fir; and the head of the lower mast, which is at present called the top, was in the shape of a drinking cup.