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Definition: Afore the mast
, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw.
mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.]
1. (Naut.) 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.
The tallest pine
Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast
Of some great ammiral. --Milton.
Note: The most common general names of masts are foremast
, and mizzenmast
, each of which may be made
of separate spars.
2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane.
3. (A["e]ronautics) A spar or strut to which tie wires or
guys are attached for stiffening purposes.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Afore the mast
, Before the mast
. See under Afore
. See under Coat
, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore
edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is
raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in
making a made mast. See Made
1. Before (in all its senses). [Archaic]
2. (Naut.) Before; in front of; farther forward than; as,
afore the windlass.
Afore the mast
, among the common sailors; -- a phrase used
to distinguish the ship's crew from the officers.