Definition of hand-mast in English:

hand-mast

noun

  • A pole or spar out of which ships' masts are made, especially one carried on board a sailing ship to replace a mast if necessary.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in David Steel (fl. 1765–1810). From hand + mast.

Pronunciation

hand-mast

/ˈhan(d)mast//ˈhan(d)mɑːst/