Definition of Mizen

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: Mizenmast, Mizzen, Mizzenmast
Generic synonyms: Mast



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

Definition of Mizen

1. Noun. (nautical) mizzenmast ¹

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mizen

1. mizzen [n -S] - See also: mizzen

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mizen

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mixtape
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mixtion
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mixture
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mixups
mixy
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miz
mizen (current term)
mizenmast
mizenmasts
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mizithra
mizithras
mizmaze
mizmazes
mizolastine
mizrah
mizrahs
mizuage
mizuame
mizuhiki-maku
mizuna

Literary usage of Mizen

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1. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1821)
"The use of the mizen is to keep the ship close to the wind, or when a ship ... The term mizen is used in the following phrases: set the mizen, that is, ..."

2. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"mizen yard (a gaff is now generally used 5. mizen bumpkin. ... mizen shrouds set up with lanyards and 8. mizen bumpkin guys or shrouds. ..."

3. The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation by Nathaniel Bowditch (1826)
"I.yinz-to under the mizen. Wider the .mizen, ships keep better to the wind than under any other sail, because it is farther abaft the centre of gravity than ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages, in Two Parts ...by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto (1827)
"Vela da gata, the mizen top-sail. Vela da sobre gala, the mizen-top-gallant-sail. ... the mizen-top-gallant-stay- sail. ..."

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