When the lower mast, the topmasts, and the royals were sawn and split, the principal pieces of the raft were ready.
Every hour of sleep the people get will be a lower mast saved.
On the bowsprit is stretched the jib, another triangular sail, which reaches nearly to the top of the lower mast.
A ship's lower mast is a made spar; her top-mast is a whole spar.
A small projection on the outside of the cheeks of a lower mast, at the upper parts of the hounds.
Then he came to the mass of woodwork and ropes at the head of the lower mast.
Topmast: The next mast to the lower mast; in ships, the topmast is succeeded by top-gallant mast and royal mast.
At the head of the lower mast of a ship is a platform called the "top."
These are usually kept coiled away in the top, with the pennant, which hooks to the cap of the lower mast.
They were usually of fir; and the head of the lower mast, which is at present called the top, was in the shape of a drinking cup.