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topmast

[top-mast, -mahst; Nautical top-muh st] /ˈtɒpˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Nautical ˈtɒp məst/
noun, Nautical
1.
the mast next above a lower mast, usually formed as a separate spar from the lower mast and used to support the yards or rigging of a topsail or topsails.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; top1 + mast1
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  • The trestletree attached the mainmast to the topmast of schooners.
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topmast

/ˈtɒpˌmɑːst; nautical ˈtɒpməst/
noun
1.
the mast next above a lower mast on a sailing vessel
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