mast' clamp"

1. a pierced slab of hardwood built into the deck structure of a small ship or boat to receive the force of the mast, which is fitted tightly through it.
2. Also called mast hasp. a metal collar fitted to a thwart of a small boat to steady a mast.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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