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foretop

[ fawr-top, fohr-; Nautical fawr-tuhp, fohr- ]

noun

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


foretop

/ ˈfɔːtəp; ˈfɔːˌtɒp /

noun

  1. nautical a platform at the top of the foremast


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Word History and Origins

Origin of foretop1

First recorded in 1250–1300, foretop is from the Middle English word fortop. See fore-, top 1

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Example Sentences

McCune, from the supposed security of the foretop-gallant yard, had cursed him for a black-hearted bucko.

Ralph, who was assisting to reeve a new block at the foretop, saw that the fog was almost at hand.

There had been a few men in the foretop when the action had commenced.

Among those who sprang aloft when the hands were turned up was Harry Lethbridge, whose station was the foretop.

Everywhere was the stir of jubilant life,—everywhere but under the tattered awning stretched in the foretop of the "Mouette."

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