dismast

[ dis-mast, -mahst ]
/ dɪsˈmæst, -ˈmɑst /

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of dismast

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

Related forms

dis·mast·ment, noun
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dismast

/ (dɪsˈmɑːst) /

verb

(tr) to break off the mast or masts of (a sailing vessel)

Derived Forms

dismastment, noun
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