a pierced slab of hardwood built into the deck structure of a small ship or boat to receive the force of the mast, which is fitted tightly through it.
Also called mast hasp. a metal collar fitted to a thwart of a small boat to steady a mast.
noun, Nautical. 1. a partial lining sewed to the back of a square sail to prevent chafing from contact with the mast. 2. Also called mast cover. a cloth covering part of a mast to protect it against smoke from a funnel.
noun a woman who has undergone a mastectomy
[ma-stek-tuh-mee] /mæˈstɛk tə mi/ noun, plural mastectomies. Surgery. 1. the operation of removing all or part of the breast or mamma. /mæˈstɛktəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mies 1. the surgical removal of a breast n. surgical removal of a breast, 1909, from Greek mastos “woman’s breast” (see masto-) + -ectomy. mastectomy mas·tec·to·my (mā-stěk’tə-mē) n. Surgical removal of […]
- Master aircrew
noun 1. a warrant rank in the Royal Air Force, equal to but before a warrant officer