fore-topgallant mast


noun

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

Words nearby fore-topgallant mast

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Example sentences 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