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