Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A seaman stationed at a mast in a man-of-war to keep the ropes clear and in order. In the British service, formerly called captain of the mast.

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  • noun nautical, sailing A sailor who is charged with tending the halyards and other lines near the mast

Etymologies

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mast +‎ man

Examples

  • Insulted dignity could of course take it out of the disrespectful fore-mastman with the rattan, the cat or the irons; but for the ill-mannered outsider, whether pertaining to sea or land, the recognised corrective was His Majesty's press.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • Sarina (foredeck), Ken Felsman (foredeck), and joined this year by Mark Pescott (mastman and designer of the Pescott one design FireFly 850 Sports class) and Mia Gillow (trimmer) they were 3rd time lucky and won the FireFly class of the 23rd King's Cup in a great week of action sailing.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • This year with some of his same crew, wife Sarina (foredeck), Ken Felsman (foredeck), and joined this year by Mark Pescott (mastman and designer of the Pescott one design FireFly 850 Sports class) and Mia Gillow (trimmer) they were 3rd time lucky and won the FireFly class of the 23rd

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Oracle's Auckland-based mastman Matthew Mason agreed the swell would be the determining factor in whether the US-Challengers 'wing-sail powered triamaran USA-17 and the Swiss syndicates' catamaran Alinghi 5 are finally unleashed.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • Sarina (foredeck), Ken Felsman (foredeck), and joined this year by Mark Pescott (mastman and designer of the Pescott one design FireFly 850 Sports class) and Mia Gillow (trimmer) they were 3rd time lucky and won the FireFly class of the 23rd King's Cup in a great week of action sailing.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • This year with some of his same crew, wife Sarina (foredeck), Ken Felsman (foredeck), and joined this year by Mark Pescott (mastman and designer of the Pescott one design FireFly 850 Sports class) and Mia Gillow (trimmer) they were 3rd time lucky and won the FireFly class of the 23rd

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Sarina (foredeck), Ken Felsman (foredeck), and joined this year by Mark Pescott (mastman and designer of the Pescott one design FireFly 850 Sports class) and Mia Gillow (trimmer) they were 3rd time lucky and won the FireFly class of the 23rd King's Cup in a great week of action sailing.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • This year with some of his same crew, wife Sarina (foredeck), Ken Felsman (foredeck), and joined this year by Mark Pescott (mastman and designer of the Pescott one design FireFly 850 Sports class) and Mia Gillow (trimmer) they were 3rd time lucky and won the FireFly class of the 23rd

    WN.com - Photown News

  • This year with some of his same crew, wife Sarina (foredeck), Ken Felsman (foredeck), and joined this year by Mark Pescott (mastman and designer of the Pescott one design FireFly 850 Sports class) and Mia Gillow (trimmer) they were 3rd time lucky and won the FireFly class of the 23rd

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Sarina (foredeck), Ken Felsman (foredeck), and joined this year by Mark Pescott (mastman and designer of the Pescott one design FireFly 850 Sports class) and Mia Gillow (trimmer) they were 3rd time lucky and won the FireFly class of the 23rd King's Cup in a great week of action sailing.

    WN.com - Photown News

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