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or jig·ger mast

[jig-er-mast, -mahst; Nautical jig-er-muh st]
noun Nautical.
  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.
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Origin of jiggermast

First recorded in 1825–35; jigger1 + mast1
Also called jigger.
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Historical Examples of jiggermast

  • Behind the jiggermast I lighted the fuse of one of my extemporized bombs.

    The Mutiny of the Elsinore

    Jack London

  • The Elsinore drifts idly on an idle sea, and we stand regular watches in the shelter of chart-house and jiggermast.

  • Margaret was in high spirits, and her laughter vied with the clang of the jiggermast.

British Dictionary definitions for jiggermast


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