dismast

[dis-mast, -mahst]

Origin of dismast

First recorded in 1740–50; dis-1 + mast1
Related formsdis·mast·ment, noun
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dismast

verb
  1. (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
v.

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

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