dismast

[ dis-mast, -mahst ]
/ dɪsˈmæst, -ˈmɑst /
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verb (used with object)

to deprive (a ship) of masts; break off the masts of.

Nearby words

  1. dismal,
  2. dismal science,
  3. dismal swamp,
  4. dismally,
  5. dismantle,
  6. dismay,
  7. disme,
  8. dismember,
  9. dismemberment,
  10. dismiss

Origin of dismast

First recorded in 1740–50; dis-1 + mast1

Related formsdis·mast·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dismast

dismast

/ (dɪsˈmɑːst) /

verb

(tr) to break off the mast or masts of (a sailing vessel)
Derived Formsdismastment, noun

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Word Origin and History for dismast

dismast

v.

1747, from dis- + mast (n.1). Related: Dismasted; dismasting.

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