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Noun: mizen  mi-zun
  1. Third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy
    - mizzenmast, mizenmast, mizzen
  2. Fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast
    - mizzen

Derived forms: mizens

Type of: fore-and-aft sail, mast

Encyclopedia: Mizen