foretop
noun Date: 1509 the platform at the head of a ship's foremast

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  • Foretop — Fore top , n. 1. The hair on the forepart of the head; esp., a tuft or lock of hair which hangs over the forehead, as of a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. That part of a headdress that is in front; the top of a periwig. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foretop — [fôr′täp΄; ] also, for 1 naut. [, fôr′təp] n. [ME: see FORE & TOP1] 1. a platform at the top of a ship s foremast 2. a horse s (or, formerly, a person s) forelock …   English World dictionary

  • foretop — n. Naut. a platform at the top of a foremast (see TOP(1) n. 9). Phrases and idioms: foretop gallant mast the mast above the fore topmast. foretop gallant sail the sail above the fore topsail …   Useful english dictionary

  • foretop — /fawr top , fohr /; for 1 also Naut. /fawr teuhp, fohr /, n. 1. a platform at the head of a fore lower mast of a ship. 2. the forelock of an animal, esp. a horse. [1250 1300; ME fortop. See FORE , TOP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • foretop — noun a) An erect tuft of hair. b) The forelock of a horse …   Wiktionary

  • foretop — fore·top (forґtop) forelock …   Medical dictionary

  • foretop — fore·top || fÉ”rtÉ’p /fɔː n. hair that hangs over the forehead (of a horse); platform in front of a foremast (on a ship) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foretop — [ fɔ:tɒp, təp] noun a platform around the head of the lower section of a sailing ship s foremast …   English new terms dictionary

  • foretop — fore·top …   English syllables

  • foretop — fore•top [[t]ˈfɔrˌtɒp, ˈfoʊr [/t]] for 1also Naut. [[t] təp[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. a platform at the head of a fore lower mast of a ship 2) the forelock of an animal, esp. a horse • Etymology: 1250–1300 …   From formal English to slang

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