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n. - The sail above the royal on a square-rigger.

Usage examples (32)
  • He had picked up some of the names, but he had no idea which sail the mizzen skysail was, nor the fore topgallant.
  • Instead of using the largest rope on board a ship, the smallest -- skysail bunt-line -- would have been more to the point.
  • As it was, they cut away the remnants of the mizzen-lower-topsail with their sheath-knives, and they loosed the main-skysail out of its bolt-ropes.
  • The part of the topgallantmast above the topgallant-rigging is called the royal-mast or royal-pole, and the continuation above the royal-rigging, if any, is the... for more
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