Meaning of mizzen

miz•zen

Pronunciation: (miz'un), [key]
— Naut. Naut.
—n.
  1. a fore-and-aft sail set on a mizzenmast. Cf.(def. 1a). See diag. under
  2. mizzenmast.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a mizzenmast.
  2. noting a sail, yard, boom, etc., or any rigging belonging to a mizzen lower mast or to some upper mast of a mizzenmast.
  3. noting any stay running aft and upward to the head of a mizzen lower mast or some specified upper mast of a mizzenmast: mizzen topmast stay.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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