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[top-muh n] /ˈtɒp mən/
noun, plural topmen. Nautical.
a person stationed for duty in a top.
Origin of topman
First recorded in 1505-15; top1 + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Here Mr. topman put his thumbs in the arms of his waistcoat, and drummed on the front with his fingers.

    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
  • topman was already drawing heavily on the income of the firm to keep up appearances, and the future must not be overlooked.

    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
  • Mr. topman paused for a moment, threw himself back in his chair, and cast a patronizing glance at Hanz.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • He sent the topman down into the top for a sail-block and the studding-sail haulyards, made a whip, and lowered me on deck.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat
  • Here Mr. Gusher introduced topman, his partner, and gave him a short account of the business she was on.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • "We endeavor to make everything satisfactory with our customers," resumed Mr. topman.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • A feeble sign from his companion caused the topman to pause, while he endeavoured to construe its meaning as well as he was able.

    The Red Rover James Fenimore Cooper

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