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royal mast

or royalmast

noun, Nautical.
a mast situated immediately above, and generally formed as a single spar with, a topgallant mast.
Origin of royal mast
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At that moment we would rather have seen the royal-mast of the Pandora than the largest herd of antelopes in the world.

    Ran Away to Sea Mayne Reid
  • Above the topmast comes the top-gallant-mast, and above that the royal-mast.

  • The royal-mast still towered above, and below, threatened the dark face of Le Gros.

    Ran Away to Sea Mayne Reid
  • The top-mast, topgallant-mast, and royal-mast; any spars above these are termed poles.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

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