foremast

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

noun Nautical.

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

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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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