Definition of foretop in English:

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foretop

Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːtɒp/
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːtəp/

noun

A platform around the head of the lower section of a sailing ship’s foremast.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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