foremast

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the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts

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I could see its green and red lights, and its white lantern hanging from the large foremast.
There are HIS anchors, HIS headgear, his foremast, his station for manoeuvring when the captain is in charge.
That sneering young cub got taken down a peg or two on that occasion, and I also seized the opportunity of having a good look at the face of every foremast man as they filed past me to go to the after braces.
A three-cornered table within arm's reach ran from the angle of the to the foremast.
Scarcely were we clear when the foremast dropped down on the fastenings, dashing the jib-boom into the water with its load of demented human beings.