mast-house

mast house

noun Nautical.
1.
a deckhouse built around a mast as a platform for cargo-handling machinery, gear, and controls.
2.
(formerly) a towerlike crane for stepping and removing masts from ships or boats.
3.
a building in which masts are made.

Origin:
1760–70

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