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mizzen

noun miz·zen \ ˈmi-zᵊn \
variants: or less commonly mizen

Definition of mizzen

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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mizzen

adjective
variants: or less commonly mizen

Definition of mizzen

: of or relating to the mizzenmast

First Known Use of mizzen

15th century

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mizzen

noun miz·zen \ ˈmi-zᵊn \

Definition of mizzen for Students

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

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