topping lift—A rope or tackle for lifting and holding up the end of a boom.
"Get another pull on your topping lift," ordered Mr. Oliver.
You, Archie, will ship the crotch and hook in the tackles when Wesley lowers away on the topping lift.
I know every rope on a merchantman, kin name 'em from fore royal stay to topping lift, but that ain't the hundredth part on it.
A wooden derrick (D), provided with topping lift and guys, was mounted on the foremast by means of a band and goose-neck.
Before you do this be sure and set up the topping lift, and weather preventer if one is fitted.
Before shaking out a reef, if you have a topping lift fitted pull up on that so as to take the weight of the boom off the sail.
For the topping lift use blue-fish line; and for the running rigging, the same.
The jib-halyard had a block on the sail, and then, with the topping lift, came down on the port side.