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topgallant

1. a mast on a square-rigger above a topmast or an extension of a topmast
2. a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
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The DynaRig concept draws inspiration from the sail plans of square rig sailing vessels with the sails named in the same manner--from top to bottom on each mast: royals, topgallants, upper tops, lower tops and courses.
Now he's all at sea in every sense, in the bewildering world of Topgallants and Royals and clew-jiggers.
To be on the beach was to be without a job, with no topgallants to raise, no keel to haul, no salt pork to eat and no one to talk to but missionaries and native girls [applause].