[meyn-mast, -mahst; Nautical meyn-muh st] /ˈmeɪnˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Nautical ˈmeɪn məst/

noun, Nautical.
the second from forward in any ship having two or more , except for a yawl, ketch, or dandy.
the larger forward of a yawl, ketch, or dandy.
the sole of any of various ships, as sloops or cutters.
(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

16c., from main (adj.) + mast (n.1).


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