[ three-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈθriˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər /

noun Nautical.

a sailing ship with three masts.


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Origin of three-master

First recorded in 1880–85

OTHER WORDS FROM three-master

three-mast·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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