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mizzenmast

[miz-uh n-mast, -mahst; Nautical miz-uh n-muh st] /ˈmɪz ənˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Nautical ˈmɪz ən məst/
noun, Nautical
1.
the third mast from forward in a vessel having three or more masts.
2.
the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy; jiggermast.
Also, mizenmast.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English meson mast. See mizzen, mast1
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British Dictionary definitions for mizzenmast

mizzenmast

/ˈmɪzənˌmɑːst; nautical ˈmɪzənməst/
noun (nautical)
1.
(on a yawl, ketch, or dandy) the after mast
2.
(on a vessel with three or more masts) the third mast from the bow
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