[ dis-mast, -mahst ]
/ dɪsˈmæst, -ˈmɑst /
Save This Word!
verb (used with object)
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
OTHER WORDS FROM dismastdis·mast·ment, noun
Words nearby dismast
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Example sentences from the Web for dismast
So I was busy,—but managed to dismast the hantu prau and wrap it up in matting, so that it went aboard with the plunder.The Spinner's Book of Fiction|Various
From the heavy loss suffered in our ships, it may be concluded that in this battle the Dutch fired less to dismast than to kill.A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688|David Hannay
British Dictionary definitions for dismast
/ (dɪsˈmɑːst) /
(tr) to break off the mast or masts of (a sailing vessel)
Derived forms of dismastdismastment, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012