- to lift from its step, as a mast.
Origin of unstep
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They had only to unstep its mast and lie flat in the cup of its soggy platform and they could not be spied half a mile away.Where the Pavement Ends
At length the branches extended so far across the passage that we were compelled to unstep the mast in order to pass under them.The Wanderers
- (tr) nautical to remove (a mast) from its step
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