Topgallant

Definition of Topgallant

Top`gal´lant
a.1.(Naut.) Situated above the topmast and below the royal mast; designatb, or pertaining to, the third spars in order from the deck; as, the topgallant mast, yards, braces, and the like. See Illustration of Ship.
2.Fig.: Highest; elevated; splendid.
Topgallant breeze
a breeze in which the topgallant sails may properly be carried.
n.1.(Naut.) A topgallant mast or sail.
2.Fig.: Anything elevated or splendid.

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canvas, canvass, sail, sheet, topgallant sail
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