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Mizzenmast   Listen
Mizzenmast  n.  (Naut.) The third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy. Note: The definition varies slightly with the dictionary; in some dictionaries it is the last mast of a three-masted vessel; in others, it is the mast after the mainmast of a vessel of three or more masts. PJC.

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"Mizzenmast" Quotes from Famous Books

... her, though she had the windward side, and the firing of the privateer was bad. The carronades on her flush decks were replying valiantly to the twelve-pounders of the brig. At last a chance shot carried away her mizzenmast, and another dismounted her single great gun, killing a number of men. The carronades, good for only a few discharges, soon left her to the fury of her assailant, and presently the Dorset was no ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

Words linked to "Mizzenmast" :   mizenmast, mizzen, mast, mizen

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