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topsail

noun top·sail \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\
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First Known Use of TOPSAIL

14th century
TOPS'L Defined for Kids

topsail

noun top·sail \ˈtäp-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of TOPSAIL for Kids

1
:  the sail next above the lowest sail on a mast in a square-rigged ship
2
:  the sail above the large sail on a mast in a ship with a fore-and-aft rig

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