topgallant

/ (ˌtɒpˈɡælənt, nautical təˈɡælənt) /

noun

Also called: topgallant mast a mast on a square-rigger above a topmast or an extension of a topmast
Also called: topgallant sail a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
(modifier) of or relating to a topgallant

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Word Origin for topgallant

C16: from top 1 + gallant
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