topgallant

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Topgallant \Top'gal"lant\, noun

1. (Naut.) A topgallant mast or sail.

2. Fig.: Anything elevated or splendid. --Bacon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Topgallant \Top'gal"lant\, adjective

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. "The consciences of topgallant sparks." --L'Estrange.

{Topgallant breeze}, a breeze in which the topgallant sails may properly be carried.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

topgallant

noun

1: a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast [syn: {topgallant}, {topgallant sail}]

2: a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel [syn: {topgallant}, {topgallant mast}]


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