jiggermast

or jig·ger mast

[ jig-er-mast, -mahst; Nautical jig-er-muhst ]

nounNautical.
  1. a small mast set well aft in a boat or ship; mizzenmast.

  2. the fourth mast from forward in a ship having five or more masts.

Origin of jiggermast

1
First recorded in 1825–35; jigger1 + mast1

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British Dictionary definitions for jiggermast

jiggermast

/ (ˈdʒɪɡəˌmɑːst) /


noun
  1. nautical any small mast on a sailing vessel, esp the mizzenmast of a yawl: Sometimes shortened to: jigger

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