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.
A topgallant mast or sail.
Highest of the three spars used to make a mast.
A square sail extended above the topsails in the same manner as topsails are extended above the lower yards.
1) The mast section next above the topmast and the highest mast section on the Lady. 2) The yard supported by that mast. 3) The third lowest square sail (and the highest sail on the Lady Washington). It is stretched between the topgallant yard and the top yard.
a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel
Relating to the part next above the topmast and below the royal mast.
In a square-rigged vessel, the mast, sail, rigging, or yard next above the topmast.
The fourth sail up from the deck on the mast, above the lower gallant, on a five-sail mast. (See rigging illustration.)
1) Situated above the topmast and below the royal mast on a sailing vessel. 2) Higher than the adjoining parts of a ship: said of a rail, deck, etc.