Mast hoop

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mast hoop one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast. See Made.
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Usage

In literature:

For mast hoops we used curtain rings.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
There was no grease on the mast-hoops; the blocks evidently had not been used for months.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Those parts of a made mast which are under the hoops.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In the house were three or four of the wrecked coaster's mast-hoops.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
And I heard the hoops creaking on the mast as a heavy sail went up.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Down came the shaking canvas, the wooden hoops clattering together as they slid down the greased mast.
"The Corner House Girls Snowbound" by Grace Brooks Hill
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