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1topgallant

adjective top·gal·lant \(ˌ)täp-ˈga-lənt, tə-ˈga-\

Definition of TOPGALLANT

:  of, relating to, or being a part next above the topmast and below the royal mast <topgallant sails> <the topgallant mast>

Origin of TOPGALLANT

1top + 2gallant
First Known Use: 1514

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

2topgallant

noun

Definition of TOPGALLANT

1
archaic :  the topmost point :  summit <the high topgallant of my joy — Shakespeare>
2
:  a topgallant mast or sail

First Known Use of TOPGALLANT

1581

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

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