foremast

[fawr-mast, -mahst, fohr-; Nautical fawr-muhst, fohr-]
noun Nautical.
the mast nearest the bow in all vessels having two or more masts.

Origin:
1575–85; fore- + mast1

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foremast (ˈfɔːˌmɑːst, (nautical) ˈfɔːməst)
 
n
the mast nearest the bow on vessels with two or more masts

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