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mast house

noun Nautical.
  1. a deckhouse built around a mast as a platform for cargo-handling machinery, gear, and controls.
  2. (formerly) a towerlike crane for stepping and removing masts from ships or boats.
  3. a building in which masts are made.
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Origin of mast house

First recorded in 1760–70
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Historical Examples

  • Before leaving we went into the mast-house, near the entrance to the yard.

    A Yacht Voyage Round England

    W.H.G. Kingston