from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ship-building, the hole through the partners of a deck to receive the mast. See partner, 3.
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The cross-bars are bolted to A, one foot apart, the forward one a foot from mast-hole.
He set it up in the mast-hole through the forward thwart, and then continued to scull.
Dory Dornwood pointed to a mast-hole in the deck, which had been stopped.
He found a shingling hatchet in the cuddy, and with this he attempted to drive out the filling of the mast-hole.