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topman

[top-muh n]
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noun, plural top·men. Nautical.
  1. a person stationed for duty in a top.

Origin of topman

First recorded in 1505–15; top1 + -man
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  • “The topman was right, sir, you see,” he said to Captain Farmer.

    Crown and Anchor

    John Conroy Hutcheson

  • The topman's voice with an exultant sound Cries: "Love and Glory!"

  • There was Topman and Mrs. Topman, moving here and there in all the elegance of full dress.

    The Von Toodleburgs

    F. Colburn Adams

  • But he, I am sure, will accept ze thanks of Topman and Gusher.

    The Von Toodleburgs

    F. Colburn Adams

  • The lieutenant smiled; he was not accustomed to hear a topman have a mister put to his name.

    Will Weatherhelm

    W.H.G. Kingston