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.

 

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Miz"zen, n. Naut.

The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted vessel; also, the spanker.

 

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