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:
1580–90

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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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