mizzen

Definitions of mizzen
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n fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast

Synonyms:
mizen
Type of:
fore-and-aft sail
any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction

n 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:
mizen, mizenmast, mizzenmast
Type of:
mast
a vertical spar for supporting sails