mizzenmast

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The Belgian barquentine Mercator shown here has three masts: a square-rigged foremast on the left, a fore-and-aft-rigged mainmast in the middle, and a fore-and-aft-rigged mizzenmast on the right.

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mizzen +‎ mast

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mizzenmast ‎(plural mizzenmasts)

  1. (nautical) The aftmost mast on a ship having three or more masts
  2. (nautical) The second mast of a ship having two masts where the second one is shorter, such as a ketch or yawl

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