mizzenmast

or miz·en·mast

[ miz-uh n-mast, -mahst; Nautical miz-uh n-muh st ]
/ ˈmɪz ənˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Nautical ˈmɪz ən məst /

noun Nautical.

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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Origin of mizzenmast

First recorded in 1375–1425, mizzenmast is from the late Middle English word meson mast. See mizzen, mast1
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mizzenmast

mizenmast

/ (ˈmɪzənˌmɑːst, nautical ˈmɪzənməst) /

noun nautical

(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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