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n. (alternative spelling of mizzen English)

  1. n. third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy [syn: mizzenmast, mizenmast, mizzen]

  2. fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast [syn: mizzen]


Mizen may refer to:

  • Mast (sailing)
  • Mizen Peninsula and Mizen Head in Ireland
  • Mizen potato, a potato variety

Usage examples of "mizen".

The Minerve now had jury topmasts and the Nereide something in the way of a main and a mizen, while caulkers and carpenters were busy about them both: the Iphigenia had already sailed.

Surprise: he had often taken the wheel and he had tried her with every conceivable combination of sails, and although she certainly proved a sound, dry, weatherly ship, carrying an easy helm, wearing and staying quick and lying to remarkably well under reefed maincourse and mizen staysail, she lacked that thoroughbred quality, that extraordinary manoeuvrability and turn of speed close-hauled.

The bosun is just going to report that the mainyard is probably sprung in the slings: the mizen doubtful in the woulding: the beakhead bulkhead is stove.

Do not you think that by climbing higher still, say to the mizen crosstrees, above this frustrating topsail, we might get a better view?

Ahead of him, the massive bulk of the Cumberland, 74, with the blue ensign at the mizen.

Another broadside as she moved away, gathering speed, and a prodigious cheer as her cross-jack yard came down, followed by her mizen and topgallantmast.

And main and mizen topmasts and foretopgallant, all over to leeward, and there we were on our beam-ends, all ports open and three guns breaking loose.

Rees Ralph Llewellyn, the nearest general practitioner, then told Mizen to secure an ambulance, which in those days meant a two-wheeled wagon long enough to hold a stretcher.

The quietness lasted throughout the scientific observations and during the time the hands ate their dinner and drank their grog, a time during which Reade laid out the coils of deep-sea line at given intervals from the forecastle to the mizen chains so that the men could let them go in succession.

But presently, catching hold of the mizen shrouds, he swings himself to the deck, and in an even, unexhilarated voice, saying, "Dinner, Mr.

But presently, catching hold of the mizen shrouds, he swings himself to the deck, and in an even, unexhilarated voice, saying, ‘Dinner, Mr.

Summers hoisted white flags - flags of truce, he called 'em - from the fore, main and mizen, and then hove-to off the anchorage.

First, a yellow flag would be hoisted at the Arrogant's mizen peak and a gun fired, signalling that an execution was to take place.