- a platform at the head of a fore lower mast of a ship.
- the forelock of an animal, especially a horse.
Origin of foretop
Examples from the Web for foretop
Historical Examples of foretop
Take her from foretop to fetlocks, she's as lovely as a diamond flush.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
There were nine or ten men in the foretop, all lashed and huddled together.Heroes of the Goodwin Sands
Thomas Stanley Treanor
We could not see the splash from the bridge, nor could they in the foretop.The U-boat hunters
James B. Connolly
“On our starboard beam, sir,” sang out Masters from the foretop.The Ghost Ship
John C. Hutcheson
Whenever I have a mind for a filbert, I have only to shake my foretop.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
- nautical a platform at the top of the foremast