from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the mast next above the topgallant mast and usually the highest on a square-rigged vessel. The royal yard and royal sail are attached to the royal mast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The highest part of a full-rigged ship's mast, the fourth from the deck, above and now generally in one piece with the topgallantmast, for carrying the sail called the royal. See cut under ship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. topmast immediately above the topgallant mast
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