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trysail mast

noun Nautical.
  1. a small auxiliary mast fastened just abaft the mainmast or foremast of a sailing vessel.
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Origin of trysail mast

First recorded in 1760–70
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  • But the wonder of wonders is the iron pivot of a trysail-mast that was driven clean through the chest of a Scarborough lad.

    Haunted London

    Walter Thornbury