fore-topgallant [fawr-top-gal-uh nt, fohr-; Nautical fawr-tuh-gal-uh nt, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- being a sail, yard, or rigging belonging to a fore-topgallant mast.
Origin of fore-topgallant First recorded in 1620–30 Examples from the Web for fore-topgallant Historical Examples of fore-topgallant
Jim and I were sent aloft to the fore-topgallant sailyard to furl the sail.
W. H. G. Kingston
Saying this he sprung into the rigging and ascended to the fore-topgallant mast-head.
William H.G. Kingston
Just then, as I was looking aloft, I saw a bird pitch on the fore-topgallant yard-arm.
A fore-topgallant studding-sail had been hauled on board the raft, and this set on a spar served them as a sail.
There we lay with our fore-topgallant and topsail yards caught in the branches, and our mainsail securely locked.
British Dictionary definitions for fore-topgallant fore-topgallant adjective
- nautical of, relating to, or being the topmost portion of a foremast, above the topmastthe fore-topgallant mast