from The Century Dictionary.
- noun On a sailing-vessel, the arrangement of the masts and their supports.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) The act or process of putting a mast or masts into a vessel; also, the scientific principles which determine the position of masts, and the mechanical methods of placing them.
- noun (Naut.) a large building, with suitable mechanism overhanging the water, used for stepping and unstepping the masts of vessels.
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Members of the Privy Council are honoured by half-masting of the flag on the Peace Tower of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa when they die.
Bring on your ipsilateral translation of the condyle, your girt lines and masting falls!
Par-buckle them in with their heads aft on the poop, and get the fore and main runners on them for guys; lash on two four-fold blocks, reeve the masting-falls, get girt-lines on the head of the sheers to steady the mast-head, and put heel-lashings on the sheers.
But long cranes, used for masting vessels, were reared on the summit of the ramparts; and from them there descended some of those enormous pincers which terminated in two semicircles toothed on the inside.
Here and there were wharves perfectly bare, not only of masting and of freight, but even of dust, as if they had not been used for days, or possibly for weeks.
The proportions for the length of spars are based upon the masting rules given by M'Kay  in 1839.
Next, the mast positions were decided by prorating from the plan of the _Ohio_ the position of each mast from the fore perpendicular and then modifying these positions slightly by use of masting rules contained in M'Kay's book  of 1839.
With what seemed startling suddenness the prince's vital powers collapsed, and the half masting of flags, far and wide, told to friend and foe the tidings of the Queen's irreparable loss.
The statement that the cedar is unsuitable for masting rests on insufficient observation; in dense growths trees suitable for masts are not uncommon.
There seemed to be no limit to the knowledge these men possessed of the masting-business, and they vied with one another in telling what they knew.