Pronunciation: (miz'un-mast", -mäst"; Naut.miz'un-must), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/mizzenmast.html on line 79 [key]
1. the third mast from forward in a vessel having three or more masts. See illus. under quarterdeck.
2. the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy; jiggermast. Also,miz'en•mast".
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