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foremast

[ fawr-mast, -mahst, fohr-; Nautical fawr-muh st, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌmæst, -ˌmɑst, ˈfoʊr-; Nautical ˈfɔr məst, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun Nautical.

the mast nearest the bow in all vessels having two or more masts.

Nearby words

foreland basin, foreleg, forelimb, forelock, foreman, foremast, forementioned, foremilk, foremost, foremother, forename

Origin of foremast

First recorded in 1575–85; fore- + mast1
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foremast

/ (ˈfɔːˌmɑːst, nautical ˈfɔːməst) /

noun

the mast nearest the bow on vessels with two or more masts
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