topgallant

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topgallant (comparative more topgallant, superlative most topgallant)

  1. (nautical) Situated above the topmast and below the royal mast.
    the topgallant yards, braces, etc.
  2. Of the most superior quality; the best of its kind.
    • L'Estrange
      The consciences of topgallant sparks.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 9
      Delight, — top-gallant delight is to him, who acknowledges no law or lord, but the Lord his God, and is only a patriot to heaven.

Noun[edit]

topgallant (plural topgallants)

  1. (nautical) The sail suspended from the topmost section of a mast; topgallant sail.
  2. (nautical) The topmost section of a mast; topgallant mast.
  3. Anything elevated or splendid.

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