from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A three-masted vessel, especially such a schooner.


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  • The other vessels were two-masted schooners, but she was a three-master and the largest in the fleet.

    Chris Farrington, Able Seaman

  • Shran worked his way down from the "current" name-bearer, the starship on which he was a guest, to the space shuttle, to the aircraft carrier, and finally to the three-master.


  • In the year 1795 a three-master, the ‘Juno,’ was precisely in the same half-sunk, water-logged condition as ourselves; and yet with her passengers and crew clinging to her top-masts she drifted for twenty days, until she came in sight of land, when those who had survived the deprivation and fatigue were saved.

    The Survivors of the Chancellor

  • The “Chancellor” is a fine square-rigged three-master, of 900 tons burden, and belongs to the wealthy

    The Survivors of the Chancellor

  • Armed with this praise, John Paul had won command—as well as a guarantee of the share of the profits—of a larger ship, a three-master of some 300 tons, the Betsy.

    John Paul Jones

  • As if obeying his words, the derelict three-master stopped, came about and headed for us once more.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • No wonder that we were surprised at seeing this three-master heading dead for us in the gloom of early morning.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Before we had time even to move, nothing remained of the three-master save some pieces of wreckage floating on the surface and an army of rats covering the rocks left bare by the receding tide.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Itchoua pointed, and following his finger, we saw a big three-master, with all sail set, heading straight for the light.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • His escort paid for his passage aboard an outbound merchant ship, a three-master whose white sails shone impossibly bright against the lowering sky.

    Dalamar the Dark


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