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lower mast

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun, Nautical
1.
the lowermost spar of a compound mast, stepped in the hull of a vessel and carrying a topmast and any other upper spars.
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  • She had nothing but her fore and main lower mast, with fore and main yards standing.

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