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Definition of mizzenmast

mizzenmast
--Milton. Note: The most common general names of masts are foremast, mainmast, and mizzenmast, each of which may be made of separate spars. 2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane. Afore the mast, Before the mast. See under Afore, and Before. Mast coat. See under Coat. Mast hoop, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast. See Made.
Mizzenmast
Mizzenmast Miz"zen*mast, n. (Naut.) The hindmost mast of a three-masted vessel, or of a yawl-rigged vessel.

Meaning of mizzenmast from wikipedia

- The mast of a sailing vessel is a tall spar, or arrangement of spars, erected more or less vertically on the centre-line of a ship or boat. Its purposes...
- Galleon Masts: 3 Foremast: 2 square-rigged Mainmast: 2 square-rigged Mizzenmast: 1 lateen-rigged Other masts: Spritsail off bowsprit Tons burthen: 550...
- is forward. The corresponding preposition is abaft. For example, the mizzenmast is abaft the mainmast. Its antonym is before or, in a more clumsy form...
- mainmast, both noticeably taller than the single or double lateen-rigged mizzenmasts with their sloped lateen-rig yards, and below those the square quarter...
- (or sterncastle, sometimes aftcastle) is the stern structure behind the mizzenmast and above the transom on large sailing ships, such as carracks, caravels...
- around the turn of the 18th century, but were not usually flown on the mizzenmast until the end of that century. It gave its name to a Dutch term for a...
- 133-foot (41 m) foremast, a 139-foot (42 m) mainmast, and a 118-foot (36 m) mizzenmast. The top aerial on the foremast and the top 20 feet (6.1 m) of the mainmast...
- are: Foremast, which is the second tallest mast Mainmast, the tallest Mizzenmast, the third tallest Jiggermast, which may not be present but will be fourth...
- the following high tides. John the Painter was hanged in 1777 from the mizzenmast of HMS Arethusa for arson in royal dockyards, the highest temporary gallows...
- spare topmast The main boom of a brig Replacing the foremast with the mizzenmast (mentioned in W. Brady's The Kedge Anchor (1852)) The bowsprit set upright...
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