or jig·ger mast

[ jig-er-mast, -mahst; Nautical jig-er-muh st ]
/ ˈdʒɪg ərˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Nautical ˈdʒɪg ər məst /

noun Nautical.

a small mast set well aft in a boat or ship; mizzenmast.
the fourth mast from forward in a ship having five or more masts.

Origin of jiggermast

First recorded in 1825–35; jigger1 + mast1
Also called jigger.
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British Dictionary definitions for jiggermast


/ (ˈdʒɪɡəˌmɑːst) /


nautical any small mast on a sailing vessel, esp the mizzenmast of a yawlSometimes shortened to: jigger
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