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topsail

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noun top·sail \ˈtäp-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of topsail

  1. 1 :  the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast in a square-rigged ship

  2. 2 :  the sail set above and sometimes on the gaff in a fore-and-aft rigged ship




TOPSAIL Defined for Kids

topsail

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noun top·sail \ˈtäp-ˌsāl, -səl\

Definition of topsail for Students

  1. 1 :  the sail next above the lowest sail on a mast in a square-rigged ship

  2. 2 :  the sail above the large sail on a mast in a ship with a fore-and-aft rig




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