trysail mast

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

Origin of trysail mast

First recorded in 1760–70

Words Nearby trysail mast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use trysail mast in a sentence

  • 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