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Topgallant sail

A sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast.  Synonym: topgallant.

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"Topgallant sail" Quotes from Famous Books

... were abreast of the Start, when, Mrs Vansittart having determined our distance from the Point by a couple of bearings taken an hour apart, ordered the studding sails to be taken in and the royals and mizen topgallant sail to be furled. We then "took our departure", and, hauling our wind on the port tack, shaped a course for Ushant, which was sighted and passed at three bells in the following morning watch, our next port of call being, as I now ...
— The First Mate - The Story of a Strange Cruise • Harry Collingwood

... from doing what their necessity demanded. Mackintosh, the first mate, rallied the men, and contrived to fix a block and strap to the still smoking stump of the foremast; a rope was rove through the block, and the main-topgallant sail hoisted, so that the vessel might run faster before the gale, and answer her helm better ...
— Masterman Ready • Captain Marryat

Words linked to "Topgallant sail" :   sheet, canvas, canvass, sail

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