fore-topmast

[ fawr-top-mast, -mahst, fohr-; Nautical fawr-top-muh st, fohr- ]
/ ˌfɔrˈtɒpˌmæst, -ˌmɑst, ˌfoʊr-; Nautical ˌfɔrˈtɒp məst, ˌfoʊr- /
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noun

the spar or section of a pole mast serving as the topmast of a foremast on a ship.

Origin of fore-topmast

First recorded in 1620–30
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fore-topmast

/ (fɔːˈtɒpˌmɑːst, nautical fɔːˈtɒpməst) /

noun

nautical a mast stepped above a foremast
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