mast clamp


noun Nautical.

a pierced slab of hardwood built into the deck structure of a small ship or boat to receive the force of the mast, which is fitted tightly through it.
Also called mast hasp. a metal collar fitted to a thwart of a small boat to steady a mast.

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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
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