Masting



[mas-ting, mah-sting] /ˈmæs tɪŋ, ˈmɑ stɪŋ/

noun, Nautical.
1.
the of a ship, taken as a whole.
2.
the technique, act, or process of placing in sailing ships.
[mast, mahst] /mæst, mɑst/
noun
1.
Nautical.

2.
Also called pillar. the upright support of a jib crane.
3.
any upright pole, as a support for an aerial, a post in certain cranes, etc.
verb (used with object)
4.
to provide with a mast or masts.
Idioms
5.
before the mast, Nautical. as an unlicensed sailor:
He served several years before the mast.
/mɑːst/
noun
1.
(nautical) any vertical spar for supporting sails, rigging, flags, etc, above the deck of a vessel or any components of such a composite spar
2.
any sturdy upright pole used as a support
3.
(nautical) Also called captain’s mast. a hearing conducted by the captain of a vessel into minor offences of the crew
4.
(nautical) before the mast, as an apprentice seaman
verb
5.
(transitive) (nautical) to equip with a mast or masts
/mɑːst/
noun
1.
the fruit of forest trees, such as beech, oak, etc, used as food for pigs
n.

“long pole on a ship to support the sail,” Old English mæst, from Proto-Germanic *mastaz (cf. Old Norse mastr, Middle Dutch maste, Dutch, Danish mast, German Mast), from PIE *mazdo- “a pole, rod” (cf. Latin malus “mast,” Old Irish matan “club,” Irish maide “a stick,” Old Church Slavonic mostu “bridge”). The single mast of an old ship was the boundary between quarters of officers and crew, hence before the mast in the title of Dana’s book, etc.

“fallen nuts; food for swine,” Old English mæst, from Proto-Germanic *masto (cf. Dutch, Old High German, German mast “mast;” Old English verb mæsten “to fatten, feed”), perhaps from PIE *mad-sta-, from root *mad- “moist, wet,” also used of various qualities of food (cf. Sanskrit madati “it bubbles, gladdens,” medah “fat, marrow;” Latin madere “be sodden, be drunk;” Middle Persian mast “drunk;” Old English mete “food,” Old High German muos “meal, mushlike food,” Gothic mats “food”).
military antishock trousers
see: at half-mast

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