Top`gal"lant (?), a.

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.

2.

Fig.: Highest; elevated; splendid.

"The consciences of topgallant sparks."

L'Estrange.

Topgallant breeze, a breeze in which the topgallant sails may properly be carried.

 

© Webster 1913.


Top`gal"lant, n.

1. Naut.

A topgallant mast or sail.

2.

Fig.: Anything elevated or splendid.

Bacon.

 

© Webster 1913.

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