foretopman

[ fawr-top-muh n, fohr-; Nautical fawr-tuh p-muh n, fohr- ]
/ ˌfɔrˈtɒp mən, ˌfoʊr-; Nautical ˈfɔr təp mən, ˈfoʊr- /

noun, plural fore·top·men.

a member of a ship's crew stationed on the foretop.

Origin of foretopman

First recorded in 1810–20; foretop + -man
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