mizzenmast

or miz·en·mast

[miz-uh n-mast, -mahst; Nautical miz-uh n-muh st]
noun Nautical.
  1. the third mast from forward in a vessel having three or more masts.
  2. the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy; jiggermast.

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

noun nautical
  1. (on a yawl, ketch, or dandy) the after mast
  2. (on a vessel with three or more masts) the third mast from the bow
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