[top-muh n]

noun, plural top·men. Nautical.

a person stationed for duty in a top.

Origin of topman

First recorded in 1505–15; top1 + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Nature had not intended him for a topman, for though wonderfully muscular, his figure was like a tun.

    Ben Burton

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • Mr. Topman paused for a moment, threw himself back in his chair, and cast a patronizing glance at Hanz.

    The Von Toodleburgs

    F. Colburn Adams

  • The chap was never made for a topman as you may see, sir, by the fashion in which he crosses his lower stanchions.

    The Red Rover

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • There, too, was a door leading into Topman's private office, furnished with exquisite good taste.

    The Von Toodleburgs

    F. Colburn Adams

  • "We endeavor to make everything satisfactory with our customers," resumed Mr. Topman.

    The Von Toodleburgs

    F. Colburn Adams