royal mast


royal mast

royal mast or roy·al·mast EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Nautical. a mast situated immediately above, and generally formed as a single spar with, a topgallant mast. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of royal mast First recorded in 1785–95 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for royal mast Historical Examples of royal mast

  • Above the topmast comes the top-gallant-mast, and above that the royal-mast.

    Harper’s Young People, March 22, 1881

    Various

  • The royal-mast still towered above, and below, threatened the dark face of Le Gros.

    Ran Away to Sea

    Mayne Reid

  • At that moment we would rather have seen the royal-mast of the Pandora than the largest herd of antelopes in the world.

    Ran Away to Sea

    Mayne Reid

  • The top-mast, topgallant-mast, and royal-mast; any spars above these are termed poles.

    The Sailor’s Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

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