maintop

[ meyn-top ]
/ ˈmeɪnˌtɒp /

noun Nautical.

a platform at the head of the lower mainmast.

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Origin of maintop

First recorded in 1475–85; main1 + top1
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British Dictionary definitions for maintop

maintop
/ (ˈmeɪnˌtɒp) /

noun

a top or platform at the head of the mainmast
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