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Definition of Mizzen

Mizzen
Mizzen Miz"zen, a. [It. mezzana, fr. mezzano middle, fr. mezzo middle, half: cf. F. misaine foresail. See Mezzo.] (Naut.) Hindmost; nearest the stern; as, the mizzen shrouds, sails, etc.
Mizzen
Mizzen Miz"zen, n. (Naut.) The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted vessel; also, the spanker.
mizzen
Dandy Dan"dy, n.; pl. Dandies. [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2&3 are of uncertain etymol.] 1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb. 2. (Naut.) (a) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set. (b) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats; -- called also jigger, and mizzen. 3. A dandy roller. See below. Dandy brush, a yard whalebone brush. Dandy fever. See Dengue. Dandy line, a kind of fishing line to which are attached several crosspieces of whalebone which carry a hook at each end. Dandy roller, a roller sieve used in machines for making paper, to press out water from the pulp, and set the paper.

Meaning of Mizzen from wikipedia

- mast (if ****ed) Mizzen-mast: the aft-most mast. Typically shorter than the fore-mast. Sections: mizzen-mast lower—mizzen topmast—mizzen topgallant mast...
- Mizzen and Main (styled Mizzen+Main) is an American clothing company that specializes in performance menswear: performance fabric dress shirts, blazers...
- and mainmasts rigged square and only the mizzen (the aftmost mast) rigged fore and aft. Sometimes, the mizzen is only partly fore-and-aft rigged, bearing...
- have a lateral (square) course on the mizzen mast below the mizzen topmast. Instead, the lowest sail on the mizzen was usually a fore/aft sail—originally...
- A petty officer (PO) is a non-commissioned officer in many navies and is given the NATO rank denotion OR-5 or OR-6. In many nations, they are typically...
- The novel Blue at the Mizzen is the twentieth and last completed historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1999...
- used oars alone. A yawl-rigged boat is a two-masted sailing craft whose mizzen, or aft-most mast, is usually substantially shorter than the mainmast and...
- A ketch is a two-masted sailboat whose mainmast is taller than the mizzen mast (or aft-mast), generally in a 40-foot or bigger boat. The name ketch is...
- gaff-rigged fore-and-aft sail, called a "spanker" or a "kicker" or sometimes a "mizzen". This sail occupies the lower ​1⁄4 to ​1⁄3 of the main or aftermost mast...
- provided a roof for the captain's cabin. The ropes controlling the yards (spars) and sails of the main and mizzen masts were operated from the **** deck....
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