Miz"zen*mast(?), 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. 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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