the third mast from forward in a vessel having three or more masts.
the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy; jiggermast.
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How to use mizzenmast in a sentence
He set the noose firmly upon his shoulders, leaped up, and caught at the hoops on the mizzenmast.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
The schooner was tossed about like a toy, and the mizzenmast was sprung so that no sail could be rigged on it.The Moving Picture Girls at Sea | Laura Lee Hope
The Confederate commissioner came on deck; and Christy looked at him with interest from behind the mizzenmast.Fighting for the Right | Oliver Optic
A well-aimed shot cut away the mizzenmast, which fell alongside, suspended by the cordage.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee" | John De Morgan
Fresh water, in small quantities, they were able to obtain by holding a cover of a tureen under the saddle of the mizzenmast.When God Laughs and Other Stories | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for mizzenmast
(on a yawl, ketch, or dandy) the after mast
(on a vessel with three or more masts) the third mast from the bow
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