mastman

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

mast +‎ man

Noun[edit]

mastman ‎(plural mastmen)

  1. (nautical, sailing) A sailor who is charged with tending the halyards and other lines near the mast
    • 2007 July 1, Christopher Clarey, “Alinghi Within One Victory of America’s Cup”, New York Times:
      “I just said to the boys that when Australia won in Newport, they were 3-1 down, and we all know what happened there,” said Matt Mason, Team New Zealand’s mastman.

References[edit]

  • mastman in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • Merriam-Webster Online and MSN Encarta Dictionary have no entry.