fore-topgallant mast


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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