mizzenmast


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mizzenmast

, mizenmast Nautical
1. (on a yawl, ketch, or dandy) the after mast
2. (on a vessel with three or more masts) the third mast from the bow

mizzenmast

[′miz·ən‚mast]
(naval architecture)
The third mast or the mast aft of the mainmast in a sailing ship.
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We walked on the planks and looked at the mizzenmast, laughed and had a great time imagining the whole play, as it might have happened in real life.
The town's red-roofed buildings cover the waterfront and three steep hills--Denmark Hill, Synagogue Hill, and Government Hill (old-time sailors looking up from water level called them Foretop, Maintop, and Mizzenmast).
He moves as arrogantly as a galleon on the high seas, white coat billowing behind him like a mizzenmast sail.
The Royal commander, young Lieutenant Robert Maynard, severed Blackbeard's head and hoisted it on his mizzenmast. Onlookers reported that Blackbeard's headless body swam three laps around his ship before slipping away on the tide.
The Treasure Island show called for the British frigate to circle the permanently anchored pirate vessel, then exchange dialogue and simulated cannon fire, felling the Hispaniola's mizzenmast and main mast.