Definition of Jiggermast
1. Noun. Any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Jiggermast
jiggermast (current term)
Literary usage of Jiggermast
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on Hygiene and Public Health by Thomas Stevenson, Shirley Forster Murphy (1898)
"A small three-masted vessel with foremast, mainmast, and jiggermast, on all of which lug-sails are carried. Lugger.—A large size of the above. Sloop. ..."
2. Waves of the Sea and Other Water Waves by Vaughan Cornish (1910)
"... jiggermast taken from scale slightly exceeds 50 feet. This was, of course, an exceptional wave, and I felt quite glad when it passed without doing any ..."
3. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"... the weather having moderated considerably, and veered to the southward, they were enabled to set about rigging a jury- foremast, and a jiggermast abaft, ..."
4. The Clipper Ship Era: An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper by Arthur Hamilton Clark (1910)
"The Allan liners were also barque-rigged, and the Inman steamships were full ship-rigged, while the White Star liners were ship-rigged with a jiggermast. ..."
5. Some Fish and Some Fishing by Frank Gray Griswold (1921)
"We were driven out to sea, lost the jiggermast, and had to cut away the launch. We limped into Bar Harbor the following evening at five o'clock after a very ..."
6. Supplement to Encyclopædia Britannica (ninth Edition): A Dictionary of Arts (1891)
"... about this great schooner is her rig of five towering masts, designated respectively the foremast, mainmast, mizzen- mast, jiggermast, ..."
7. Boat Sailing in Fair Weather and Foul by Ahmed John Kenealy (1905)
"... for sails or yards to travel on; also a wire rope on the main boom to which the foot of the sail is laced. jiggermast—The mizzenmast of a yawl or dandy. ..."