top sail

topsail

[top-seyl; Nautical top-suhl]
noun Nautical.
a sail, or either of a pair of sails, set immediately above the lowermost sail of a mast and supported by a topmast.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English topseil. See top1, sail

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topsail (ˈtɒpˌseɪl, nautical ˈtɒpsəl)
 
n
a square sail carried on a yard set on a topmast

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