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Pronunciation: (mān'mast", -mäst"; Naut.mān'must), [key]
n. Naut.
1. the second mast from forward in any ship having two or more masts, except for a yawl, ketch, or dandy. See illus. under quarterdeck.
2. the larger forward mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy.
3. the sole mast of any of various ships, as sloops or cutters.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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