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topgallant sail

noun, Nautical
a sail or either of two sails set on the yard or yards of a topgallant mast.
Also called topgallant.
Origin of topgallant sail
1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sail was shortened down to topsails, but before that could be done the topgallant sail was blown out of the gasket.

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