[meyn-top-gal-uh nt; Nautical meyn-tuh-gal-uh nt]


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

Origin of main-topgallant

First recorded in 1620–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for main-topgallant

Historical Examples of main-topgallant

  • “The main-topgallant clewline,” I answered, casting my eye aloft to note the “lead” of the rope.

    The Congo Rovers

    Harry Collingwood

  • The captain was on the poop, holding on to the main-topgallant backstay, and shrieking orders like one possessed.

  • Away flew the main-topgallant studden sail; the topmast studden sail followed.

    Marmaduke Merry

    William H. G. Kingston

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

  • At the same time the main-topgallant mast with its sail and yard was carried away.

    Will Weatherhelm

    W.H.G. Kingston