any upright pole, as a support for an aerial, a post in certain cranes, etc.
to provide with a mast or masts.
Idioms about mast
before the mast, Nautical. as an unlicensed sailor: He served several years before the mast.
- mast·less, adjective
- mast·like, adjective
- un·der·mast·ed, adjective
Other definitions for mast (2 of 3)
the fruit of the oak and beech or other forest trees, used as food for hogs and other animals.
Other definitions for mast- (3 of 3)
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How to use mast in a sentence
Bound together by mutual distrust, both sides end up lashing themselves to the mast of rigid law.
The failure to fly a flag at half mast was widely interpreted as an expression of disrespect.
Outside, somebody had taken care to lower the flags to half-mast.
Users include the Singapore navy: What small-warship commander would turn down a 1,000-foot mast?
When Odysseus journeyed back from Troy, his men tied him to the mast of his ship when the Sirens tempted him to leave it.War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. | Elliot Ackerman | May 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"This organized conspiracy on your part," the capstan gurgled, taking his cue from the mast.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Here and there, but far away, a mast or sail rose above the level surface of the marsh.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
I also put entirely new spars into her, and there stands her old mast.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
The man was raving mad, and the captain was obliged to have him bound hand and foot, and chained to the mast.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
While it lasted flashes of lightning frequently played around the mast-top, occasioned by electricity.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for mast (1 of 3)
nautical any vertical spar for supporting sails, rigging, flags, etc, above the deck of a vessel or any components of such a composite spar
any sturdy upright pole used as a support
Also called: captain's mast nautical a hearing conducted by the captain of a vessel into minor offences of the crew
before the mast nautical as an apprentice seaman
(tr) nautical to equip with a mast or masts
- mastless, adjective
- mastlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for mast (2 of 3)
the fruit of forest trees, such as beech, oak, etc, used as food for pigs
British Dictionary definitions for mast- (3 of 3)
a variant of masto-
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Other Idioms and Phrases with mast
see at half-mast.
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