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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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She had Dutch colours painted on her sides in four different places, and also carried a rigid painted ensign at the fore-masthead, a painted rigid house flag at the mainmast, and port of registry on her side.
The launch has begun with the welding of a coin at the base of what was once the mainmast, a custom considered to bring good luck.
At the time I was working forward at the foot of mainmast and glanced up as I felt our speed gather under the 50-foot swell and then stared in abject fear as the mizzen mast began moving across my position as we started to broach.
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.
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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.
So it was that on a gusty, damp day in October, eight of them took ship from Rotherhithe on the afternoon tide and squashed themselves and their gear into two tiny cabins aft of the mainmast. The forecast was not good, and by the time they reached the open sea it was grey and choppy with a nasty groundswell.
This image was taken from the wooden ship's maintop (a platform around the head of the lower section of the mainmast) while it was stuck in pack ice.
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?