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trysail mast

noun, Nautical
a small auxiliary mast fastened just abaft the mainmast or foremast of a sailing vessel.
Origin of trysail mast
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But the wonder of wonders is the iron pivot of a trysail-mast that was driven clean through the chest of a Scarborough lad.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury

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