miz·zen or miz·en (mĭzən)
1. A fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast.
2. A mizzenmast.
[Middle English mesan, from Old French misaine, Old Spanish mezana or Old Italian mezzana, all ultimately from Latin mediānus, of the middle, from medius, middle; see medhyo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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