Definition of Mizzen

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Mizen, Mizenmast, Mizzenmast
Generic synonyms: Mast



2. Noun. Fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast.
Exact synonyms: Mizen
Generic synonyms: Fore-and-aft Sail

Definition of Mizzen

1. a. Hindmost; nearest the stern; as, the mizzen shrouds, sails, etc.

2. n. The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted vessel; also, the spanker.

Definition of Mizzen

1. Noun. (nautical) mizzenmast ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A fore-and-aft sail set on a mizzenmast. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mizzen

1. a type of sail [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mizzen

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mizithra
mizithras
mizmaze
mizmazes
mizolastine
mizrah
mizrahs
mizuage
mizuame
mizuhiki-maku
mizuna
mizunas
mizz
mizzen (current term)
mizzen course
mizzenmast
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mizzes
mizzies
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mizzliest
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mizzly

Literary usage of Mizzen

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1. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"mizzen royal-staysail. A light sail set on a stay on the mizzen-mast, ... mizzen royal staysail-sheet. Ropes or chains fastened to one or both of the lower ..."

2. The Young Folks' Cyclopædia of Common Things by John Denison Champlin (1884)
"Jio; 16, Flying jib; 17, Spanker; 18, Spenser; 19, Main-royal staysail; 20, Main-topgallant staysail; 21, mizzen royal staysail. yard and the mainsail ..."

3. Rudder by Thomas Fleming Day (1912)
"The ketch rig is a fore- and-aft two-masted rig with headsails, and the mizzen smaller than the mainsail, and the mizzen mast stepped forward of the ..."

4. Can Grande's Castle by Amy Lowell (1918)
"Rattling upon it, rain on a tin roof, the pop-pop of muskets from the mizzen-top of the Redoubtable. There are sharpshooters in the mizzen-top, ..."

5. Sailors' Language: A Collection of Sea-terms and Their Definitions by William Clark Russell (1883)
"mizzen.—A large fore-and-aft sail on the mizzen-mast of a ship or barque. ... The mast above the mizzen lower mast. mizzen-topmast staysail. ..."

6. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"Mar-s. mizzen; bie ... n. throat brail of the mizzen; —flagge,/, flag-union, gallant; —mu|t, m. mizzen, ... n. mizzen sail; —flag, n. mizzen-stay; ..."

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