- the spar or section of a spar forming the topgallant portion of a foremast on a ship.
Origin of fore-topgallant mast
First recorded in 1620–30
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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Historical Examples of 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.
I can just catch sight of her fore-topgallant-mast against the sky, over the trees.