Part of speech: noun

The mast, sail, yard, etc., next above the topmast.

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Usage examples "topgallant":

  1. They were certainly a very smart set of fellows aboard the Frenchman; for no sooner had the topgallant- mast fallen than the hands were in her rigging on their way aloft to clear away the wreck. - "The Log of a Privateersman", Harry Collingwood.
  2. I next had the fore- topgallant- sail and foresail off her. - "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. No, no, sir, shake out the reef, and sway away on the topgallant- mast rope; I'm for bringing the Molly Swash into her old shape again, and make her look handsome once more. - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.