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.

Nearby words

  1. mast ball,
  2. mast band,
  3. mast bed,
  4. mast cell,
  5. mast cell leukemia,
  6. mast cloth,
  7. mast hasp,
  8. mast house,
  9. mast leukocyte,
  10. mast- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019