Definition of topping lift in English:

topping lift

Syllabification: top·ping lift


  • A rope or cable on a sailing vessel that supports the weight of a boom or yard and can be used to lift it.
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    • He looks at me with a big grin, says ‘Okay,’ and lowers the boom as well because he didn't fasten the topping lift.
    • When not used as a halyard or topping lift it stows at the mast and is ready for any emergency use.
    • Appropriate exit sheaves, swivel exits for topping lifts and spinnaker halyard blocks are provided.

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