Pronunciation: (miz'un), [key] Naut.
1. a fore-and-aft sail set on a mizzenmast. Cf. crossjack, spanker (def. 1a). See diag. under ship.
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. Also,miz'en.
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