topgallant mast

  1. a mast fixed to the head of a topmast on a square-rigged vessel
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  • When I use Mikes numbers the main and topmasts fits but the topgallant masts seemed to be about 1/3 too high.
  • This Arctic scene causes our captain and his officers to look rather serious, and they mount at times to the fore-topgallant mast. God's Answers A Record of Miss Annie Macpherson's Work at the Home of Industry, Spitalfields, London, and in Canada
  • After the topgallant got to be pretty standard shipwrights started making the topgallant mast taller.
  • The topgallant royal is a small spar which is often a continuation of the topgallant mast, and is fixed.
  • A sleeve was plug welded to the topgallant mast on shore.
  • Jane_, as the fore-topmast had soon snapped off sharp at the cap like a carrot, bringing with it, of course, the fore-topgallant mast as well, and the main-topgallant mast, with their respective yards and other spars, and the jib-boom as well. Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek
  • The rig has at least three square sails: the course on the lower mast, the topsail on the topmast and the topgallant sail on the topgallant mast.
  • Presently, therefore, I sprang into the mizen rigging and made my way aloft to the mizen topmast crosstrees, from which I directed the operation of sending down the royal and topgallant yards, and afterwards took a hand in sending down the topgallant mast, having the satisfaction of finding, when I returned to the deck, that we on the mizenmast had beaten both Briscoe and Kennedy. The First Mate The Story of a Strange Cruise
  • A great one to carry sail; yet in the sixteen years of his commands he had had no more serious accident than the loss of a fore-topgallant mast or splitting a couple of courses. Java Head
  • On Rose, the lower masts are steel and the topmasts and topgallant masts are wooden, typically pine or spruce.
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