Definition of fighting top in English:

Share this entry

fighting top

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A platform high on a warship’s mast on which guns or marksmen can be stationed.
Example sentences
  • Lookouts were posted at the top yard of each mast and in the fighting tops.
  • A face peered over from the fighting top, watching her despondent figure disappear below decks.
  • Something dark could be seen through the wooden slats of the fighting top.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: fight|ing top

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.