How to use Topsails in a sentence

topsails
  • Although we carried no topsails at all, the ship seemed to heel over more than ever.

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  • There were 2 to 4 triangular topsails above the yard onthe mainmast.

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  • Frederick II., in his later years (1571-1588), aspired to the dominion of all the seas which washed the Scandinavian coasts, and before he died he was able to enforce the rule that all foreign ships should strike their topsails to Danish men-of-war as a token of his right to rule the northern seas.

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