Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no mast: as, a mastless vessel.
  • Bearing or producing no mast: as, a mastless beech.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no mast.
  • adjective Bearing no mast.

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  • adjective Without a mast.

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Examples

  • As the cacophony of sound raged around him he fell silent, breathing deeply, and stood there for a short while longer, turning this way and that, like a once great ship lashed by a terrible storm, mastless and twisting at anchor, until something in him seemed to give way.

    CONSPIRATA

  • Lined up alongside a pontoon on the landward side of the marina is a cluster of strange, mastless boats.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • Lined up alongside a pontoon on the landward side of the marina is a cluster of strange, mastless boats.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • He laughed at their gunnery training on a mastless ship and demanded to know just how they could be of service on an expedition sailing ship which carried only small arms.

    The Terror

  • The ship had been mastless and permanently moored in Portsmouth, Crozier knew, for more than fifteen years, serving as a training vessel for the Royal Navy's most promising gunners.

    The Terror

  • It gave one a sickening sensation to see it, for, mastless and useless as she was, she seemed to be a link with the outer world.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • After that come memories of Sligo, where I live with my grandparents.2 I am sitting on the ground looking at a mastless toy boat with the paint rubbed and scratched, and I say to myself in great melancholy, ‘It is further away than it used to be’, and while I am saying it I am looking at a long scratch in the stern, for it is especially the scratch which is further away.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • After that come memories of Sligo, where I live with my grandparents.2 I am sitting on the ground looking at a mastless toy boat with the paint rubbed and scratched, and I say to myself in great melancholy, ‘It is further away than it used to be’, and while I am saying it I am looking at a long scratch in the stern, for it is especially the scratch which is further away.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • After that come memories of Sligo, where I live with my grandparents.2 I am sitting on the ground looking at a mastless toy boat with the paint rubbed and scratched, and I say to myself in great melancholy, ‘It is further away than it used to be’, and while I am saying it I am looking at a long scratch in the stern, for it is especially the scratch which is further away.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • After that come memories of Sligo, where I live with my grandparents.2 I am sitting on the ground looking at a mastless toy boat with the paint rubbed and scratched, and I say to myself in great melancholy, ‘It is further away than it used to be’, and while I am saying it I am looking at a long scratch in the stern, for it is especially the scratch which is further away.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

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