Part of speech: noun

An upright spar to sustain the yards, sails, etc., of a vessel.

Part of speech: noun

Nuts, acorns, etc., as food for animals.

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Usage examples "mast":

  1. Over and over again the captain looked up at the mast- head, and exclaimed, " Hold on, good sticks, hold on, and serve us a good turn!" - "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. A high mast was firmly supported by wire rigging, and carried a large sail; it was also furnished with a rudder. - "Round the World in Eighty Days", Jules Verne.
  3. Many a captain began before the mast. - "Ralph Granger's Fortunes", William Perry Brown.