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masting and rigging [3]click to hear

Masting: masts, yards, ropes and other movable sailing equipment that support and manipulate the rigging.
masting and rigging [3] fore-topmast masthead fore-topgallant mast fore-royal mast lower mast top

fore-topmast click to hear

Mast that is immediately above a lower mast and carries a topsail.

masthead click to hear

Topmost section of a mast that is sometimes doubled with the lower section of the mast supporting it; the stays and shrouds are attached to it.

fore-topgallant mast click to hear

Mast above the fore-topmast that carries a topgallant sail.

fore-royal mast click to hear

Mast above the fore-topgallant mast that carries a royal sail.

lower mast click to hear

Bottom section of a mast that is solid and thick so it can support the upper sections.

top click to hear

Platform at the top of the lower mast from which the upper rigging can be manipulated.