noun \ˈmi-zən\

Definition of MIZZEN

:  a fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast

Variants of MIZZEN

miz·zen also miz·en \ˈmi-zən\

Origin of MIZZEN

Middle English mesan, probably from Old Spanish mesana sail set amidships, from Catalan mitjana, from feminine of mitjan of the middle, from Latin medianus — more at median
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with MIZZEN



Definition of MIZZEN

:  of or relating to the mizzenmast

Variants of MIZZEN

mizzen also mizen

First Known Use of MIZZEN

15th century

Rhymes with MIZZEN


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