topgallant mast


topgallant mast
a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel.
[1505-15]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • topgallant mast — noun a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square rigged vessel (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑topgallant • Hypernyms: ↑topmast * * * Naut. a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square rigged vessel. [1505 15] …   Useful english dictionary

  • topgallant mast — the section of a square rigged sailing ship s mast immediately above the topmast. → topgallant …   English new terms dictionary

  • fore-topgallant mast — /fɔ tɒpˈgælənt mast/ (say faw top galuhnt mahst), / təˈgæl / (say tuh gal ) noun the mast on a ship next above the fore topmast …   Australian English dictionary

  • fore-topgallant mast — the spar or section of a spar forming the topgallant portion of a foremast on a ship. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • fore-topgallant mast — the spar or section of a spar forming the topgallant portion of a foremast on a ship. [1620 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • main-topgallant mast — /meɪn təˈgælənt məst/ (say mayn tuh galuhnt muhst) noun the mast next above the main topmast …   Australian English dictionary

  • long topgallant mast — Naut. a single spar fitted above a topmast to carry topgallants, a royal, and all sails above. * * * …   Universalium

  • fore-topgallant-mast — noun the third section of a sailing ship s foremast, above the foretopmast …   English new terms dictionary

  • long topgallant mast — Naut. a single spar fitted above a topmast to carry topgallants, a royal, and all sails above …   Useful english dictionary

  • Topgallant — Top gal lant, a. [1913 Webster] 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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