mainmast mainmast

Definition(s):

  • (n) the chief mast of a sailing vessel with two or more masts

Usage(s):

  1. For nearly two years since the Supreme Court swept away that New Deal mainmast, the Administration's farm policy has been sailing under jury rig.
  2. At the head of our mainmast we fly the flag of free enterprise.

Quotes

  1. Briggs recalled: "We had taken them by surprise, and fired about six salvoes before she replied. And when she did, her gunnery was excellent. The third salvo hit us at the base of the mainmast, causing a fire - some of the ammunition was exploding....
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Ted Briggs Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "The mainmast of the ship has been bashed down and destroyed. Objects-the ship's bell, the ship's light-have been torn off of that," Ballard said.
    on Jun 4, 2004 By: Robert Ballard Source: National Geographic

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