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Meaning of TOPGALLANT

Pronunciation:  `tâp'galunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel
  2. [n]  a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
 

TOPGALLANT is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: topgallant mast, topgallant sail
 
 See Also: canvas, canvass, sail, sheet, topmast

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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. ``The consciences of
       topgallant sparks.'' --L'Estrange.
    
    {Topgallant breeze}, a breeze in which the topgallant sails
       may properly be carried.
    
    
  2. \Top`gal"lant\, n.
    1. (Naut.) A topgallant mast or sail.
    
    2. Fig.: Anything elevated or splendid. --Bacon.
    
    
 

 

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