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  • adjective nautical Of a ship so far distant that only the masts and sails are visible above the horizon
  • adjective military Of a tank, stopped with its hull protected by ground to the front, so that its occupants or weapons have a line of sight forward.

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  • Describing a vessel that is so far away, only its masts and sails are visible on the horizon; as opposed to hull-up.

    March 3, 2008