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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 fore topgallant yard and fore topsail yards have already been removed from the ship, which is based at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Hampshire.
A cannonball from Tripoli's battery left the Intrepid's topgallant sail in tatters; Decatur ordered two small boats with sweeps (oars) lowered, and the men rowed for their lives, towing the unsailable Intrepid behind them, to rendezvous with the Siren.
At the climax of the story, Harriet is trapped on top of an old water tower, her doom approaching step by step in a scene that deliberately recalls Jim Hawkins on the topgallant yard of the Hispaniola, trembling as Israel Hands closes in on him.
The main topgallant mast was carried away and, snarled in the rigging, increased the Loo Choo's already severe rolling.