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[three-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
noun Nautical.
  1. a sailing ship with three masts.
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Origin of three-master

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formsthree-mast·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for three-master

Historical Examples

  • In the harbor I had noticed a three-master, the schooner Ayesha.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)


  • Three-master, carrying lumber—that wed landed—return voyage.

  • It was plain enough that he was devising some expedient to escape the three-master.

  • A three-master, with an auxiliary motor for bad weather, the Sea Nymph had been built for island trade.

    Sign of the Green Arrow

    Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell

  • Her sainted husband had collected them; and they would have sold for more than would a three-master loaded with grain.