topgallant sail

noun Nautical.
a sail or either of two sails set on the yard or yards of a topgallant mast.
Also called topgallant.

1580–90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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topgallant (ˌtɒpˈɡælənt, nautical təˈɡælənt)
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
[C16: from top1 + gallant]

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