topgallant sail

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noun Nautical.

a sail or either of two sails set on the yard or yards of a topgallant mast.

Origin of topgallant sail

First recorded in 1580–90
Also called topgallant.
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topgallant

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

Word Origin for topgallant

C16: from top 1 + gallant
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