lower mast

[ loh-er ]
/ ˈloʊ ər /

noun Nautical.

the lowermost spar of a compound mast, stepped in the hull of a vessel and carrying a topmast and any other upper spars.

Nearby words

  1. lower hold,
  2. lower house,
  3. lower hutt,
  4. lower klamath lake,
  5. lower lakes,
  6. lower merion,
  7. lower michigan,
  8. lower mordent,
  9. lower motor neuron,
  10. lower one's sights

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Examples from the Web for lower mast

  • This formed a rectangular staging, with the lower-mast running fore and aft through its centre.

    Under the Meteor Flag|Harry Collingwood
  • A top-mast is raised at the head or top of the lower-mast through a cap, and supported by the trestle-trees.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • Unknown to us, this had happened to a strong, new manilla rope by which Murphy was being hauled to the top of the lower-mast.