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Mast

Three-masted barque Lalla Rookh at Stave Dock, Surrey Commercial Docks.
View full size imageThree-masted barque Lalla Rookh at Stave Dock, Surrey Commercial Docks. © NMM
A tall vertical spar, sometimes sectioned, that rises from the keel or deck of a sailing vessel to support the sails and the standing and running rigging.


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