the spar or section of a spar forming the topgallant portion of a foremast on a ship.
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Origin of fore-topgallant mast
First recorded in 1620–30
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Examples from the Web for fore-topgallant mast
A new jib-boom had been rigged out, and the only spar wanting was the fore-topgallant-mast, which could be easily done without.The Ruined Cities of Zululand|Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
I can just catch sight of her fore-topgallant-mast against the sky, over the trees.The Three Lieutenants|W.H.G. Kingston