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[meyn-top-gal-uh nt-mast, -mahst; Nautical meyn-tuh-gal-uh nt-muh st]
noun Nautical.
  1. the mast next above the main-topmast.
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Origin of main-topgallantmast

First recorded in 1685–95
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  • His twelve-year-old vocabulary boasted such compound difficulties as mizzentopsail-yard and main-topgallantmast.

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    Edna Ferber