Learn how to say Mainmast correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word mainmast:
(nautical) the chief mast of a sailing vessel with two or more masts, being the foremast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy and the second mast from the bow of most others
Example Sentences Including ‘mainmast’
Galilee had lashed himself to the mainmast so as not to be swept overboard.
Clive Barker GALILEE (2001)
He had just enough time to duck down the companionway before the thing whistled over his head and clattered against the mainmast.
Terman, Douglas CORMORANT
She was a high-bowed, thirty-seven-foot drifter with tabernacled mainmast and a mizzen astern.
Philip Marsden THE MAIN CAGES (2002)
Still more Frenchmen ran along the fallen mainmast and yard to reinforce their comrades.
Bernard Cornwell SHARPE’S TRAFALGAR (2001)
Stories said this huge, many-armed creature could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship’s mainmast.
THE ADVERTISER, SUNDAY MAIL (2004)
The schooner had lost her mainmast and all her sails, but the foremast was still standing.