Dictionary

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\

First Known Use of TOPSAIL

14th century
TOPSAIL 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

Browse

7 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: topsail schoonerPrevious Word in the Dictionary: tops (adverb)All Words Near: topsail
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears