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dismast

[dis-mast, -mahst] /dɪsˈmæst, -ˈmɑst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive (a ship) of masts; break off the masts of.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; dis-1 + mast1
Related forms
dismastment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dis mast

dismast

/dɪsˈmɑːst/
verb
1.
(transitive) to break off the mast or masts of (a sailing vessel)
Derived Forms
dismastment, noun
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Word Origin and History for dis mast

dismast

v.

1747, from dis- + mast (n.1). Related: Dismasted; dismasting.

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