mizzen

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miz·zen

or miz·en  (mĭz′ən)
n. Nautical
1. A fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast.
2. A mizzenmast.

[Middle English mesan, from Old French misaine, Old Spanish mezana or Old Italian mezzana, all ultimately from Latin mediānus, of the middle, from medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

miz′zen adj.

mizzen

(ˈmɪzən) nautical or

mizen

n
1. (Nautical Terms) a sail set on a mizzenmast
2. (Nautical Terms) short for mizzenmast
adj
(Nautical Terms) of or relating to any kind of gear used with a mizzenmast: a mizzen staysail.
[C15: from French misaine, from Italian mezzana, mezzano middle]

miz•zen

or miz•en

(ˈmɪz ən)
n.
1. a fore-and-aft sail set on a mizzenmast.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to the mizzenmast.
[1400–50; late Middle English, probably « Italian mezzana]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mizzen - third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more mastsmizzen - 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
2.mizzen - fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast
fore-and-aft sail - any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction
Translations

mizzen

[ˈmɪzn] Nmesana f