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From Shipbuilding Terms:

Jackyard Topsail: A triangular topsail set above the mainsail in a gaff rigged vessel.

From Nautical Terms (Global Marine Insurance):

A spar extended above the gaff used to provide greater spread to a topsail

An oversized gaff topsail using "clubs" to extend the mast and the gaff; also called "club topsail"

From Dixon Kemp's Dictionary (Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing and Architecture):

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