Meaning of MAST in English

MAST

I. ˈmast, -aa(ə)st, -aist, -ȧst noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mæst; akin to Middle Dutch & Old High German mast, Latin malus mast, Middle Irish maide stick

1.

a. : a long pole or spar of timber or metal rising usually vertically from the keel or deck of a ship and supporting the yards, booms, derricks, or gaffs

b. : a vertical or nearly vertical pole (as an upright post in various cranes or a structure to support an aerial)

a television mast

c. : gin pole 2

2. : captain's mast

mast was always nasty business — K.M.Dodson

- at the mast

- before the mast

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to furnish with a mast

pines … reserved for masting the king's navy — American Guide Series: Vermont

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mæst; akin to Middle Dutch & Old High German mast food, mast, Old English mete food — more at meat

1. : nuts (as beechnuts and acorns) especially as accumulated on the forest floor ; also : an accumulation of such nuts used as food for hogs or other animals

feed on the bountiful mast of acorns on the wooded ridges — John Hightower

2. : mast brown

IV. noun

( -s )

Etymology: modification (influenced by mast ) (I) of French masse billiard cue, maul, sledgehammer, from Old French mace mace — more at mace

archaic : a heavy billiard cue

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