Topgallant
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}. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Highest; elevated; splendid. ``The consciences of topgallant sparks.'' --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{Topgallant breeze}, a breeze in which the topgallant sails may properly be carried. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Topgallant — may refer to: *Topgallant sail *Topgallant mast …   Wikipedia

  • Topgallant — Top gal lant, n. 1. (Naut.) A topgallant mast or sail. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Anything elevated or splendid. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • topgallant — [täp΄gal′ənt; ] naut. [ tə gal′ənt] adj. 1. designating or of a mast, sail, spar, etc. situated above the topmast and below the royal mast on a sailing ship 2. higher than the adjoining parts of the ship: said of a rail, deck, etc. n. a… …   Universalium

  • topgallant — [täp΄gal′ənt; ] naut. [ tə gal′ənt] adj. 1. designating or of a mast, sail, spar, etc. situated above the topmast and below the royal mast on a sailing ship 2. higher than the adjoining parts of the ship: said of a rail, deck, etc. n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • topgallant — ► NOUN 1) the section of a square rigged sailing ship s mast immediately above the topmast. 2) a sail set on such a mast …   English terms dictionary

  • topgallant — I. adjective Etymology: 1top + 2gallant Date: 1514 of, relating to, or being a part next above the topmast and below the royal mast < topgallant sails > < the topgallant mast > II. noun Date: 1581 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • topgallant — [tɒp gal(ə)nt, tə gal ] noun 1》 (also topgallant mast) the section of a square rigged sailing ship s mast immediately above the topmast. 2》 (also topgallant sail) a sail set on a topgallant mast …   English new terms dictionary

  • topgallant — 1. adjective a) Situated above the topmast and below the royal mast. b) Of the most superior quality; the best of its kind. 2. noun a) The sail suspended from the topmost section of a mast; topgallant sail. b) The topmost section of a mast;… …   Wiktionary

  • topgallant — top•gal•lant [[t]ˌtɒpˈgæl ənt[/t]] naut. [[t]təˈgæl [/t]] n. 1) navig. Also called topgal′lant mast . a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square rigged vessel. 2) navig. Also called topgal′lant sail . a sail or either of two sails set on… …   From formal English to slang

  • topgallant — /tɒpˈgælənt/ (say top galuhnt), Nautical /təˈgælənt/ (say tuh galuhnt) noun 1. the spars and rigging next above the topmast, in a square rigged vessel. –adjective 2. relating to the topgallant. {top1 + gallant (adjective) …   Australian English dictionary

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