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top timber

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noun Nautical.
  1. a timber forming the upper, straighter portion of a frame in a wooden hull.

Origin of top timber

First recorded in 1620–30
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Examples from the Web for top timber

Historical Examples

  • In naval architecture, a name for the fifth or top-timber sweep (which see).

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • A name sometimes given to the back sweep which forms the upper part of the top-timber.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


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