mizen

Definitions of mizen
  1. noun
    fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast
    synonyms: mizzen
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    type of:
    fore-and-aft sail
    any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
  2. noun
    third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy
    synonyms: mizenmast, mizzen, mizzenmast
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    type of:
    mast
    a vertical spar for supporting sails
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