mizzen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French misaine, modified from Old French migenne (through influence from Italian mezzana), from Catalan mitjana, feminine of mitjan, ultimately from Latin medianus.

Noun[edit]

mizzen (plural mizzens)

  1. (nautical) mizzenmast
  2. (nautical) A fore-and-aft sail set on a mizzenmast.

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Adjective[edit]

mizzen (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Hindmost; nearest the stern.
    the mizzen shrouds, sails, etc.