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MIZAR, THE HILL
mizen
mizenmast
Mizmaze
Mizoram
Mizpah
MIZPAH; MIZPEH
Mizpar
Mizraim
mizuna
Mizzah
Mizzen
mizzen course
Mizzen-mast
Mizzle
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mizzenmast definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy [syn: mizzenmast, mizenmast, mizzen, mizen]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century the mast aft or next aft of the mainmast in a ship

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

--Milton. Note: The most common general names of masts are foremast, mainmast, and mizzenmast, each of which may be made of separate spars. 2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane. Afore the mast, Before the mast. See under Afore, and Before. Mast coat. See under Coat. Mast hoop, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast. See Made.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mizzenmast Miz"zen*mast, n. (Naut.) The hindmost mast of a three-masted vessel, or of a yawl-rigged vessel.




 


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