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mainmast

Nautical the chief mast of a sailing vessel with two or more masts, being the foremast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy and the second mast from the bow of most others

mainmast

[′mān·məst]
(naval architecture)
The principal mast of a sailing ship.
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The hull is painted black with two white stripes in reference to the two gun decks of the original ships the design is based on, but she carries only two 6pdr saluting guns in pivot mountings on the deck, forward of the mainmast.
His shimmy up his ship's mainmast to 'nail the colours' on would have been stopped unless he was wearing a high res jacket, harness, goggles and wielding a cold temperature glue gun.
At only the size of a standard briefcase and resembling a laptop, MAInMAST is housed in a server rack or in its own ruggedized case and can be deployed onboard a ship, land vehicle or a ground based facility.
The crew then cut down their mainmast - hoping it would fall straight on to the rocky shore and provide them with an escape route - but it crashed uselessly into the sea beside them.
On the top of the highest of these hills was a small area, in the midst of a picturesque clump of aged Scotch firs, where rose a flag-staff, as high as the mainmast of a ship, which could be seen from a vast distance around.
The oldest son of Austria-Hungary''s last emperor and longtime head of one of Europe''s most influential families died last week at the age of 98 ENGLAND Rope access worker Jay Redman-Stainer climbs the mainmast of Admiral Lord Nelson''s flagship, HMS Victory, at the Royal Navy Dockyard in Portsmouth, during her most extensive restoration since she was repaired following the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
After only eight minutes of engaging Bismarck the Hood was hit by the mainmast and a massive column of flame erupted from the middle of the ship followed by a huge explosion.
Why go to the trouble and expense of marlin fishing with a winch strapped onto a mainmast when you can get the same feeling by downsizing your tackle and battling feisty panfish?
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but full soon The jarring notes of that tempestuous tune Fell, and its mighty music made of hands Contending, clamorous through the loud waste lands, Broke at once off; and shattered from his steed Fell, as a mainmast ruining, Palamede.
With a broom lashed to her mainmast to indicate she was for sale, Marco Polo was sold to James Baines of the Black Ball Line to transport prospectors and miners to the gold fields of Australia.
Running alongside one another, the Chasseur and the British man-of-war exchanged broadsides until the British ship's mainmast went down and the British struck their colors.