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fore-topgallant mast

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  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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