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topgallant

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

Definition of topgallant

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



Origin and Etymology of topgallant

1top + 2gallant


First Known Use: 1514

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topgallant

noun top·gal·lant

Definition of topgallant

  1. 1 archaic :  the topmost point :  summit <the high topgallant of my joy — Shakespeare>

  2. 2 :  a topgallant mast or sail



1581

First Known Use of topgallant

1581

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