dismastment

dismast

[dis-mast, -mahst]
verb (used with object)
to deprive (a ship) of masts; break off the masts of.

Origin:
1740–50; dis-1 + mast1

dismastment, noun
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dismast (dɪsˈmɑːst)
 
vb
(tr) to break off the mast or masts of (a sailing vessel)
 
dis'mastment
 
n

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