a person stationed for duty in a top.
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How to use topman in a sentence
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The chap was never made for a topman as you may see, sir, by the fashion in which he crosses his lower stanchions.
The topman, however, was not long in making his appearance, and then the chief saw fit again to break the silence.
It would be difficult to deceive a topman in the cut and trim of sails among which he has passed months, nay years.
A feeble sign from his companion caused the topman to pause, while he endeavoured to construe its meaning as well as he was able.