topgallant

adjective
top·​gal·​lant | \ (ˌ)täp-ˈga-lənt How to pronounce topgallant (audio) , tə-ˈga- \

Definition of topgallant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a part next above the topmast and below the royal mast topgallant sails the topgallant mast

topgallant

noun

Definition of topgallant (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Adjective

1514, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for topgallant

Adjective

top entry 1 + gallant entry 1

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“Topgallant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topgallant. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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