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1      (Nautical)   any vertical spar for supporting sails, rigging, flags, etc., above the deck of a vessel or any components of such a composite spar  
2    any sturdy upright pole used as a support  
3      (Also called)    captains mast     (Nautical)   a hearing conducted by the captain of a vessel into minor offences of the crew  
4    before the mast     (Nautical)   as an apprentice seaman  
5    tr     (Nautical)   to equip with a mast or masts  
     (Old English mæst; related to Middle Dutch mast and Latin malus pole)  
  mastless      adj  
  mastlike      adj  
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mast          [2]  
      n   the fruit of forest trees, such as beech, oak, etc., used as food for pigs  
     (Old English mæst; related to Old High German mast food, and perhaps to meat)  

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