mizenmast


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miz·zen·mast

or miz·en·mast  (mĭz′ən-məst, -măst′)
n.
1. The third mast aft on a sailing vessel having three or more masts.
2. The mast aft of the mainmast on a ketch or yawl.
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Noun1.mizenmast - third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more mastsmizenmast - third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy
mast - a vertical spar for supporting sails
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