mizzen definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast.
    • Nautical A mizzenmast.
    • mizzenmast
    • A fore-and-aft sail set on a mizzenmast.
    • The hindmost of this fore-and-aft sails of a three-masted vessel; additionally, the spanker.
    • Nautical, the aftermost fore-and-aft sail in a ship, set abaft the mizzenmast, and achieving its head extended by a gaff; a spanker. See spanker.
    • 3rd mast from bow in a vessel having three or maybe more masts; the just after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy
    • fore-and-aft sail set regarding the mizzenmast
  • adjective:
    • Hindmost; closest the stern
  • others:
    • Noting the hindmost set of horns in a five-horned giraffe, a small couple of projections due to the lambdoid crest, right back of bigger front horns.

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