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 (tə-găl′ənt, tŏp-)
1. Nautical Of, relating to, or being the section of mast above the topmast, its sails, or its rigging. See Usage Note at boatswain.
2. Raised above adjacent parts or structures.
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(ˌtɒpˈɡælənt; təˈɡælənt)
1. (Nautical Terms) Also called: topgallant mast a mast on a square-rigger above a topmast or an extension of a topmast
2. (Nautical Terms) Also called: topgallant sail a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
3. (Nautical Terms) (modifier) of or relating to a topgallant
[C16: from top1 + gallant]
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(ˌtɒpˈgæl ənt; Naut. təˈgæl-)
1. Also called topgal′lant mast`. a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel.
2. Also called topgal′lant sail`. a sail or either of two sails set on the yard or yards of a topgallant mast.
3. of or pertaining to a topgallant mast or sail.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.topgallant - a sail set on a yard of a topgallant masttopgallant - a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
sail, canvass, canvas, sheet - a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
2.topgallant - a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vesseltopgallant - a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel
topmast - the mast next above a lower mast and topmost in a fore-and-aft rig
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[tɒpˈgælənt] (Naut) [təˈgælənt] N (also topgallant sail) → juanete m
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References in classic literature ?
"If you don't look sharp, you'll have your topgallant yards through the windows of that 'ere warehouse presently!" This was the only cause of his interest in the ship's beautiful spars.
The true way to walk aft is to begin forrard; tho’f it he only in a humble way, like myself, d’ye see, which was from being only a hander of topgallant sails, and a stower of the flying-jib, to keeping the key of the captain’s locker.”
He holds course for two hours until the wind abates sufficiently to allow the topgallant yards to be crossed and all sail to be set.
RIGGERS have removed the main topgallant mast from Nelson's flagship HMS Victory as part of major renovation works.
Suddenly there was a terrifying noise as the main topgallant mast came crashing down.