royal mast

or roy·al·mast

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noun Nautical.

a mast situated immediately above, and generally formed as a single spar with, a topgallant mast.

Nearby words

  1. royal jelly,
  2. royal leamington spa,
  3. royal lily,
  4. royal marines,
  5. royal marriage,
  6. royal mint,
  7. royal national theatre,
  8. royal navy,
  9. royal oak,
  10. royal palm

Origin of royal mast

First recorded in 1785–95

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Examples from the Web for royal mast

  • Above the topmast comes the top-gallant-mast, and above that the royal-mast.

  • At that moment we would rather have seen the royal-mast of the Pandora than the largest herd of antelopes in the world.

    Ran Away to Sea|Mayne Reid
  • The top-mast, topgallant-mast, and royal-mast; any spars above these are termed poles.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • The royal-mast still towered above, and below, threatened the dark face of Le Gros.

    Ran Away to Sea|Mayne Reid