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[fawr-top-muh n, fohr-; Nautical fawr-tuh p-muh n, fohr-]
noun, plural fore·top·men.
  1. a member of a ship's crew stationed on the foretop.
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Origin of foretopman

First recorded in 1810–20; foretop + -man
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Examples from the Web for foretopman

Historical Examples

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

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    Maturin M. Ballou

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

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    Charles Reade