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topping lift

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noun Nautical.
  1. a line for raising and supporting a spar, as a yard or boom.
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Origin of topping lift

First recorded in 1735–45
Also called lift.
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Examples from the Web for topping lift

Historical Examples

  • Hook the topping-lift and forward guy to the boom, and top up on it.

    The Seaman's Friend

    Richard Henry Dana

  • And being on the top-gallant-yard, the topping-lift broke, and the end I was on went down like the end of a beam.

  • Jerry always remembers things like that and can talk about reef-cringles and topping-lift as if he really knew what they were for.

    Us and the Bottleman

    Edith Ballinger Price


British Dictionary definitions for topping lift

topping lift

noun
  1. nautical a line or cable for raising the end of a boom that is away from the mast
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