Origin of topmast
Examples from the Web for topmast
Mr. Brandon raised his hand, and a ball of bunting at the topmast fluttered out into the Cross of St. George.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times|Charles Carleton Coffin
I lost no time in calling Bob, and as soon as he came upon deck we got our gaff-topsail down and our topmast housed.For Treasure Bound|Harry Collingwood
“Here comes Midshipman Green,” they all exclaimed, as they saw my head appearing between the topmast shrouds.My First Cruise|W.H.G. Kingston
When the topmast is carried still higher by the addition of a third, it receives the name of top-gallant-mast.
Masts: The masts of a full-rigged three-masted ship are the following: Fore-mast, topmast, topgallant-mast, royal mast.Anson's Voyage Round the World|Richard Walter