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or jigger mast

[jig-er-mast, -mahst; Nautical jig-er-muh st] /ˈdʒɪg ərˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Nautical ˈdʒɪg ər məst/
noun, Nautical
a small mast set well aft in a boat or ship; mizzenmast.
the fourth mast from forward in a ship having five or more masts.
Also called jigger.
Origin of jiggermast
1825-35; jigger1 + mast1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Behind the jiggermast I lighted the fuse of one of my extemporized bombs.

  • The Elsinore drifts idly on an idle sea, and we stand regular watches in the shelter of chart-house and jiggermast.

  • Margaret was in high spirits, and her laughter vied with the clang of the jiggermast.

British Dictionary definitions for jiggermast


(nautical) any small mast on a sailing vessel, esp the mizzenmast of a yawl Sometimes shortened to jigger
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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