Definition of foretop in English:

foretop

Syllabification: fore·top
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌtäp
 
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noun

  • 1A platform around the head of the lower section of a sailing ship’s foremast.
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    • Her foretop and funnel lie scattered by the impact of her fall which drove the breeches of her massive 15 in guns through the armoured turret tops.
    • Together they stood in the foretops and conned the ship in through the seething maelstrom of the equatorial current.
    • So, unaware of what they had missed, the voyagers arrived in Bermuda on the evening of April 4, 1873, sliding to anchor at Grassy Bay with the aid of a local pilot standing at the foretop and directing the four men at the wheel.
  • 1.1The front seat on top of a horse-drawn vehicle.

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