- a deckhouse built around a mast as a platform for cargo-handling machinery, gear, and controls.
- (formerly) a towerlike crane for stepping and removing masts from ships or boats.
- a building in which masts are made.
Origin of mast house
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for mast house
Before leaving we went into the mast-house, near the entrance to the yard.A Yacht Voyage Round England