mizzenmast


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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.

mizzenmast

(ˈmɪzənˌmɑːst; ˈmɪzənməst) or

mizenmast

n
1. (Nautical Terms) (on a yawl, ketch, or dandy) the after mast
2. (Nautical Terms) (on a vessel with three or more masts) the third mast from the bow

miz•zen•mast

or miz•en•mast

(ˈmɪz ənˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Naut. -məst)

n.
1. the third mast from forward in a vessel having three or more masts.
2. the after and shorter mast of a yawl or ketch; jiggermast.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mizzenmast - third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more mastsmizzenmast - 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
Translations
zadní stěžeň
mesanmast
AchtermastBesanmastHintermastKreuzmast
palo de mesana
mesaanimasto
mât d'artimon
bezaansmast
mastro de mezenamastro de ré

mizzenmast

[ˈmɪznmɑːst] Npalo m de mesana
References in classic literature ?
He seesawed on the mizzenmast of his craft as safe as a Steeple Jack rigged to the flagpole of a skyscraper.
He fetched up against the foot of the mizzenmast, while Captain Van Horn, with the sailor's eye for the coral patch under his bow, gave the order "Hard a-lee
He broke off to gaze with dropped jaw at a spiral of smoke that coiled and twisted in the lee of the mizzenmast twenty feet above the deck.
Every sail on the mizzenmast vanished in a rush of flame, compelling the two men to crouch and shield their faces.