main topsail


Related to main topsail: schooner, jib, mica, foresail, halyard, bowsprit, topgallant

main topsail

n.
A sail that is set from the main topmast of a sailing vessel.
References in classic literature ?
He stood there with me on the break of the poop after the main topsail blew away, and whimpered about our last hope--positively whimpered about it and nothing else--and the night coming on
USS Constitution crew members practice setting and furling the ship's main topsail in preparation for the chief petty officer selectee events held aboard every year during the last two weeks of August at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston.