Topping lift
Topping Top"ping, n. 1. The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. That which comes from hemp in the process of hatcheling. [1913 Webster]

4. (Angling) The tail of an artificial fly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. something placed on top of another thing, such as a sauce or garnish on food; as, a three-scoop banana split with three different toppings; an ice-cream cone with chocolate fudge topping. [PJC]

{Topping lift} (Naut.), a large, strong tackle employed to raise or top the end of a gaff, or of a boom. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Topping lift — The topping lift (more rarely known as an uphaul) is a line which is part of the rigging on a sailboat; it applies upward force on a spar or boom. The most common topping lift on a modern sailboat is attached to the boom. Topping lifts are also… …   Wikipedia

  • topping lift — Naut. a line for raising and supporting a spar, as a yard or boom. Also called lift. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • topping lift — /ˈtɒpɪŋ lɪft/ (say toping lift) noun a rope or wire used for lifting the end of a derrick or boom …   Australian English dictionary

  • topping lift — noun : a strong tackle or rope running from the masthead and used to support, raise, or top the outer end of a boom or a yard see ship illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • Topping — Top ping, n. 1. The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. That which comes from hemp in the process of hatcheling.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lift — liftable, adj. lifter, n. /lift/, v.t. 1. to move or bring (something) upward from the ground or other support to a higher position; hoist. 2. to raise or direct upward: He lifted his arm in a gesture of farewell; to lift one s head. 3. to remove …   Universalium

  • lift bolt — Naut. an eyebolt, as on a yardarm, to which a topping lift is secured. * * * …   Universalium

  • lift bolt — Naut. an eyebolt, as on a yardarm, to which a topping lift is secured …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spinnaker — For other uses, see Spinnaker (disambiguation). Bear of Britain, a Farr 52 with masthead spinnaker in front of Calshot Spit A spinnaker is a special type of sail that is designed specifically for sailing off the wind from a reaching course to a… …   Wikipedia

  • Junk Rig — The Junk rig, also known as the Chinese lugsail and Sampan rig, is a type of sail rig in which rigid members, called battens, span the full width of the sail and extend the sail forward of the mast. [Hasler MacLeod, Practical Junk Rig , Tiller… …   Wikipedia

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