Origin of dismast
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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
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.
- (tr) to break off the mast or masts of (a sailing vessel)
Word Origin and History for dismast
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