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Noun topgallant has 2 senses
  1. topgallant, topgallant sail - a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
    --1 is a kind of sail, canvas, canvass, sheet
  2. topgallant, topgallant mast - a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel
    --2 is a kind of topmast

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Topgallant is a nautical term referring to the mast or sail above the topmast on a square-rigged ship. It is the highest and smallest sail on the mast.

Parts of speech:

  • Noun
  • Adjective


  1. Noun: The topgallant sail or mast on a ship.
  2. Noun: The uppermost platform on a mast.
  3. Adjective: Of or pertaining to the topgallant sail or mast.



1. Ships of that era typically had three masts, each with a topgallant sail.

2. The sailor climbed up to the topgallant to get a better view of the horizon.


1. The strong winds made it difficult to hoist the topgallant sail.

2. The topgallant mast was damaged in the storm and needed repair.

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