Definition of Mizzenmast

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: Mizen, Mizenmast, Mizzen
Generic synonyms: Mast



Definition of Mizzenmast

1. n. The hindmost mast of a three-masted vessel, or of a yawl-rigged vessel.

Definition of Mizzenmast

1. Noun. (nautical) The aftmost mast on a ship having three or more masts ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) The shorter, after mast of a ship having two masts, such as a ketch or yawl ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mizzenmast

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mizzenmast

mizithra
mizithras
mizmaze
mizmazes
mizolastine
mizrah
mizrahs
mizuage
mizuame
mizuhiki-maku
mizuna
mizunas
mizz
mizzen
mizzen course
mizzenmast (current term)
mizzenmasts
mizzens
mizzes
mizzies
mizzle
mizzled
mizzles
mizzlier
mizzliest
mizzling
mizzlings
mizzly
mizzy
mkhedruli

Literary usage of Mizzenmast

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"If fig. i is followed from the bow to the mizzenmast, it will be seen that a succession of stays connect the masts with the hull of the ship or with one ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"See bagpipe. mizzenmast (miz'n-mast or -mast), n. The mast of a three-masted vessel, mizzen-rigging (miz'n-rig'ing), H. The rigging mast that supports the ..."

3. A History of the New England Fisheries: With Maps by Raymond McFarland (1911)
"... the mizzenmast a lateen, or triangular shaped sail. Ketches were from nine to ten feet deep in the hold and drew seven or eight feet of water. ..."

4. Wooden Shipbuilding: A Comprehensive Manual for Wooden Shipbuilders, to edited by William John Thompson (1918)
"The hemp or wire rope that leads from the mizzenmast head to the mainmast ... The mizzenmast is stayed by it, and on this stay the mizzen staysail is set. ..."

5. Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor (1892)
"It fell quickly, and as it fell it bore down the mizzenmast. There was a horrible noise of splintering wood and some piercing cries, and then another great ..."

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