mizzen mizzen

Definition(s):

  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
  2. (n) fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The greatest living hero of the sea, 70-year-old Sir Francis Chichester sailed slowly back toward England under foresails and mizzen, his mainsail furled out of the 54-ship.
  2. Then came word that a freighter had discovered Crowhurst's yacht, ghosting along under its mizzen but still seaworthy, mysteriously abandoned in mid-Atlantic.
  3. The top of the Bristol's mainmast was shot clean off, and her mizzen was splintered.

News

  • Statoil finds oil in deepwater Harpoon offshore Newfoundland

    The semisubmersible West Aquarius drilled the well in 1,100 m (3,609 ft) of water on the EL 1112 concession, around 500 km (310 mi) northeast of St. John’s. The location is 10 km (6 mi) southeast of the company’s Mizzen discovery , estimated to hold 100-200 MMbbl of oil.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Offshore Magazine

Quotes

  • "We had a great trip across, although we probably encountered more breeze than most of the fleet, maintaining an average of 6 knots, even though at times we had three reefs in the main and a reef in the mizzen," Kiernan added.
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Ian Kiernan Source: BYM News (press release)

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