foretop

[fawr-top, fohr-; for 1 also Nautical fawr-tuh p, fohr-]
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noun

a platform at the head of a fore lower mast of a ship.
the forelock of an animal, especially a horse.

Nearby words

  1. forethoughtful,
  2. foretime,
  3. foretoken,
  4. foretold,
  5. foretooth,
  6. foretopman,
  7. foretriangle,
  8. forever,
  9. forever and a day,
  10. forevermore

Origin of foretop

First recorded in 1250–1300, foretop is from the Middle English word fortop. See fore-, top1

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British Dictionary definitions for foretop

foretop

noun

nautical a platform at the top of the foremast
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