verb (used with object) Nautical.
Examples from the Web for masthead
And at both papers, the upper levels of the masthead remained strictly male.
The top of the masthead has been occupied by four people in the last five years.
Ben had glimpsed Manuel climbing to the masthead; Marsh must have sent him up, not knowing the standing order had been revoked.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
Sail floated to the masthead, and blew balloon-like at the topgallant mast.A Tale of Two Tunnels|William Clark Russell
Children were strung up to the masthead by the feet, that the rolling of the canoe might dash out their brains against the mast.The Fijians|Basil Thomson
I made it out myself from the masthead, and I got enough way upon her in good time to keep her off.A Message from the Sea|Charles Dickens
In spite of the intense heat, Mr Charlton climbed up to the masthead.Ben Hadden|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for masthead
- the head of a mast
- (as modifier)masthead sail