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topgallant

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

Definition of topgallant

: 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

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topgallant

noun

Definition of topgallant

1 archaic : the topmost point : summit
  • the high topgallant of my joy
  • —William Shakespeare
2 : a topgallant mast or sail

First Known Use of topgallant

1581

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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