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mizzen

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

mizen

Definition of mizzen

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

  2. 2 :  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 miz·zen
variants: or less commonly

mizen

Definition of mizzen

  1. :  of or relating to the mizzenmast

First Known Use of mizzen

15th century


MIZZEN Defined for Kids

mizzen

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noun miz·zen \ˈmi-zən\

Definition of mizzen for Students

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

  2. 2 :  mizzenmast

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