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topgallant sail

noun, Nautical
1.
a sail or either of two sails set on the yard or yards of a topgallant mast.
Also called topgallant.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
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British Dictionary definitions for topgallant

topgallant

/ˌtɒpˈɡælənt; nautical təˈɡælənt/
noun
1.
Also called topgallant mast. a mast on a square-rigger above a topmast or an extension of a topmast
2.
Also called topgallant sail. a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
3.
(modifier) of or relating to a topgallant
Word Origin
C16: from top1 + gallant
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