royal mast

or roy·al·mast

noun Nautical.

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

Origin of royal mast

First recorded in 1785–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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