foremast

[fawr-mast, -mahst, fohr-; Nautical fawr-muh st, fohr-]
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noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. foreland basin,
  2. foreleg,
  3. forelimb,
  4. forelock,
  5. foreman,
  6. forementioned,
  7. foremilk,
  8. foremost,
  9. foremother,
  10. forename

Origin of foremast

First recorded in 1575–85; fore- + mast1

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foremast

noun

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