mizzen

Definitions:

  • A fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast.
  • A mizzenmast.
  • Noting the hindmost pair of horns in a five-horned giraffe, a small pair of projections arising from the lambdoid crest, back of the larger frontal horns.
  • <em>Nautical</em>, the aftermost fore-and-aft sail in a ship, set abaft the mizzenmast, and having its head extended by a gaff; a spanker. See <internalXref urlencoded="spanker">spanker</internalXref>.
  • Hindmost; nearest the stern
  • The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted vessel; also, the spanker.
  • <xref>mizzenmast</xref>
  • A <xref>fore-and-aft</xref> sail set on a mizzenmast.
  • third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy
  • fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast
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