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foretopman

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

noun

, plural fore·top·men.
  1. a member of a ship's crew stationed on the foretop.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of foretopman1

First recorded in 1810–20; foretop + -man

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Example Sentences

"I've heard tell of that before," remarked the tall foretopman.

The tall foretopman, who was standing near by, folded his heavy arms across his chest.

The foretopman had been torn limb from limb and instantly devoured.

He was a foretopman on board the Agra, and rather a smart hand.

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