trysail mast


noun Nautical.

a small auxiliary mast fastened just abaft the mainmast or foremast of a sailing vessel.

Origin of trysail mast

First recorded in 1760–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trysail mast

  • 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