Definition of mast :
1. A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel.
2. A spar or strut to which tie wires or guys are attached for stiffening purposes.
3. The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns.
4. The vertical post of a derrick or crane.
5. To furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship.
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- " Direct S. E.," was the answer, " and, if you look sharp, you may still catch her- she is a large black brig, low in the water, with her main- mast raking over her stern." - "Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX", Alexander Leighton.
- The railroad offices were closed, the American flag at half mast, and men with uncovered heads marched behind the hearse that bore the remains of their distinguished member, the American gentleman from California, to his last resting place. - "Sixty Years of California Song", Margaret Blake-Alverson.
- The master of the fleeing stranger was not even reassured by the United States flag which flew from his pursuers' mast head, and made all haste to get out of the dangerous vicinity. - "Cruise and Captures of the Alabama", Albert M. Goodrich.