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[uhn-step] /ʌnˈstɛp/
verb (used with object), unstepped, unstepping.
to lift from its step, as a mast.
Origin of unstep
1850-55; un-2 + step Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They had only to unstep its mast and lie flat in the cup of its soggy platform and they could not be spied half a mile away.

  • At length the branches extended so far across the passage that we were compelled to unstep the mast in order to pass under them.

    The Wanderers W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for unstep


verb -steps, -stepping, -stepped
(transitive) (nautical) to remove (a mast) from its step
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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