main-topgallantmast

[ meyn-top-gal-uhnt-mast, -mahst; Nautical meyn-tuh-gal-uhnt-muhst ]
/ ˈmeɪn tɒpˈgæl əntˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Nautical ˈmeɪn təˈgæl ənt məst /

noun Nautical.

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.