Origin of mizzen
Related Words for mizzenhinder, last, reverse, behind, rearward, hind, posterior, tail, stern, following, postern, aft, after, astern, backward, hindmost, rearmost, dorsal, hindermost, retral
Examples from the Web for mizzen
Historical Examples of mizzen
Two others stood ready at the foot of the main and mizzen riggings.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
This move brought him into a safe place between the mainmast and the mizzen.
He squinted at the mizzen rigging where the lanterns revealed the damage.
Mayo, returning to the mizzen, found the entire crew grouped there.
We control the braces on the mizzen, although they control the canvas on the mizzen.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
Word Origin for mizzen
early 15c., from Middle French misaine "foresail, foremast," altered (by influence of Italian mezzana "mizzen") from Old French migenne, from Catalan mitjana, from Latin medianus "of the middle" (see median). Klein suggests the French word is from Arabic, via Italian.