Topgallant breeze
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]


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  • 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

  • Topgallant gale — Gale Gale (g[=a]l), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. gal furious, Icel. galinn, cf. Icel. gala to sing, AS. galan to sing, Icel. galdr song, witchcraft, AS. galdor charm, sorcery, E. nightingale; also, Icel. gj[=o]la gust of wind, gola breeze …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gale — (g[=a]l), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. gal furious, Icel. galinn, cf. Icel. gala to sing, AS. galan to sing, Icel. galdr song, witchcraft, AS. galdor charm, sorcery, E. nightingale; also, Icel. gj[=o]la gust of wind, gola breeze. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tempests — Gale Gale (g[=a]l), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. gal furious, Icel. galinn, cf. Icel. gala to sing, AS. galan to sing, Icel. galdr song, witchcraft, AS. galdor charm, sorcery, E. nightingale; also, Icel. gj[=o]la gust of wind, gola breeze …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Royal (sail) — A royal is a small sail flown immediately above the topgallant on square rigged sailing ships. It was originally called the topgallant royal and was used in light and favorable winds. [Dean King, A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Topsail — A topsail is a sail set above another sail; on square rigged vessels further sails may be set above topsails. Square rig On a square rigged vessel, a topsail is a square sail rigged above the course sail and below the topgallant sail where… …   Wikipedia

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