[ fawr-mas-tid, -mah-stid, fohr- ]

  1. carrying four masts.

Words Nearby four-masted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use four-masted in a sentence

  • Great quantities are taken in large four-masted ships to Liverpool, England, and there made into American flour.

    Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
  • I'd choose me a four-masted schooner, carrying freight and going somewhere, anywhere, no one knows where.

  • Also, she was four-masted, instead of the usual three, and her hull and lower spars were of steel instead of wood.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Used to be cap'n of a four-masted schooner, till he hurt his back and had to stay ashore.

    Galusha the Magnificent | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • An old print of the "Finis Belli" shows a four-masted ship with a high poop and forecastle, but with a low freeboard amidships.

    Famous Sea Fights | John Richard Hale