Definition of top hamper in English:

top hamper

Syllabification: top ham·per

noun

Sailing
Sails, rigging, or other things above decks creating top-heaviness or catching too much wind.
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  • The energising means for the rams may be mounted either upon the top hamper or within the body.
  • Current thoughts are that it suffers from too much top hamper, courtesy of that touring fairing.

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