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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Topgallant  \Top`gal"lant\,  n. 
  1.  (Naut.)  A  topgallant  mast  or  sail. 
  2.  Fig.:  Anything  elevated  or  splendid.  --Bacon. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Topgallant  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  sail  set  on  a  yard  of  a  topgallant  mast  [syn:  {topgallant 
  2:  a  mast  fixed  to  the  head  of  a  topmast  on  a  square-rigged 
  vessel  [syn:  {topgallant  mast}] 

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