mizzen

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French misaine, modified from Old French migenne (through influence from Italian mezzana), from Old Catalan mitjana, feminine of mitjan, ultimately from Latin medianus. Doublet of mean and median.

Noun[edit]

mizzen (plural mizzens)

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

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mizzen (not comparable)

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