topsail


top·sail

noun \ˈtäp-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of TOPSAIL

1
:  the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast in a square-rigged ship
2
:  the sail set above and sometimes on the gaff in a fore-and-aft rigged ship

Variants of TOPSAIL

top·sail also top·s'l \-səl\

First Known Use of TOPSAIL

14th century

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