fore-topgallant

[ fawr-top-gal-uh nt, fohr-; Nautical fawr-tuh-gal-uh nt, fohr- ]
/ ˌfɔr tɒpˈgæl ənt, ˌfoʊr-; Nautical ˌfɔr təˈgæl ənt, ˌfoʊr- /
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adjective

being a sail, yard, or rigging belonging to a fore-topgallant mast.

Origin of fore-topgallant

First recorded in 1620–30
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fore-topgallant

/ (ˌfɔːtɒpˈɡælənt, nautical ˌfɔːtəˈɡælənt) /

adjective

nautical of, relating to, or being the topmost portion of a foremast, above the topmastthe fore-topgallant mast
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