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main-topgallant

[ meyn-top-gal-uhnt; Nautical meyn-tuh-gal-uhnt ]

noun

  1. the main-topgallantmast, its sail, or its yard.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of main-topgallant1

First recorded in 1620–30

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Example Sentences

The foremast is sprung, the main-topgallant mast is gone, and the mizzen has been snapped off close by the deck.

That shortly, however, followed with a loud crash before they even reached the main-topgallant-yard.

The fore and main topgallant braces were broken, and the yards were swinging about to the toss of the ship.

She had lost her fore and main topgallant masts, and her port bulwarks were stove in.

"We had better get up the main-topgallant sail, Brown, and run up to her," Bob said.

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