mizzenmast

mizzenmast

[miz-uhn-mast, -mahst; Nautical miz-uhn-muhst]
noun Nautical.
1.
the third mast from forward in a vessel having three or more masts. See illus. under quarterdeck.
2.
the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy; jiggermast.
Also, mizenmast.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English meson mast. See mizzen, mast1

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mizzenmast or mizenmast (ˈmɪzənˌmɑːst, nautical ˈmɪzənməst, ˈmɪzənˌmɑːst, nautical ˈmɪzənməst)
 
n
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
 
mizenmast or mizenmast
 
n

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