mizenmast

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mizenmast third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy
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Usage

In literature:

He then sent Ronald aft to ascertain the condition of the main and mizenmast, which he believed had been struck.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The stranger, coming about, returned the fire; but as the shot flew from her guns down came her mizenmast, and she fell off before the wind.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
After blazing away some little time longer, down came her mizenmast; directly afterwards her wheel was shot away.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
The ship breached-to, and our mainmast and mizenmast went over the side.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Technically speaking, the endangered vessel is not a ship, but a barque, as betokened by the fore-and-aft rig of her mizenmast.
"The Land of Fire" by Mayne Reid
The mizenmast is not injured, but has had a severe shock.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
The mainmast followed the foremast, speedily carrying the mizenmast with it.
"Roger Kyffin's Ward" by W.H.G. Kingston
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