demast

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ mast

Verb[edit]

demast (third-person singular simple present demasts, present participle demasting, simple past and past participle demasted)

  1. (transitive) To remove the mast from (a sailing ship) for storage.
  2. (transitive) To break the mast of (a sailing ship) in an accident.
    The powerful storm demasted the ship.

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