mizzen

noun
miz·​zen | \ ˈmi-zᵊn How to pronounce mizzen (audio) \
variants: or less commonly mizen

Definition of mizzen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

mizzen

adjective
variants: or less commonly mizen

Definition of mizzen (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the mizzenmast

First Known Use of mizzen

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mizzen

Noun

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

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mizuna

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mizzenmast

mizzle

mizzonite

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mizzen

noun
miz·​zen | \ ˈmi-zᵊn How to pronounce mizzen (audio) \

Kids Definition of mizzen

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

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