tira1

tira1, n. Mast.

Mē ‘e pa‘ī tira toru, ko Moana.
If it’s a three-masted schooner, it will be the Moana;

Ko‘ai tērā i runga i te tira?
Who’s that on the mast? Te kaura tira, the mast-head.
[Pn. *tila.]

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