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MIZZEN MAST - ORIGIN

Monday August 22nd, 2011
MIZZEN MAST – ORIGIN

The mizzen mast is the third mast from the bow on a ship that has three or more masts. It is also the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch or dandy. The name is derived from several sources - Middle English mesan, from Old French misaine, Old Spanish mezana or Old Italian mezzana, all ultimately from Latin medianus meaning ‘of the middle’.
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