brought the main-top-mast by the board;

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enkidu68

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turkish
Hi folks, this one is cited from the book Captain Singleton by Defoe


and then instantly turning about again to another point,
but with the same violence; nor were we able to work the ship in that
condition, so that the ship I was in split three top-sails, and at last
brought the main-top-mast by the board;
and, in a word, we were once or
twice driven right ashore; and one time, had not the wind shifted the
very moment it did, we had been dashed in a thousand pieces upon a great
ledge of rocks which lay off about half-a-league from the shore


my question: brought the main-top-mast by the board; means main top mast was broken or came out of its nest?
 
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