maintop
noun Date: 15th century a platform about the head of the mainmast of a square-rigged ship

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • maintop — main top , n. (Naut.) The platform about the head of the mainmast in square rigged vessels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maintop — [mān′täp΄] n. a platform at the head of the bottommost section of the mainmast …   English World dictionary

  • maintop — /mayn top /, n. Naut. a platform at the head of the lower mainmast. [1475 85; MAIN1 + TOP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • maintop — noun A platform at the top of a square rigged vessels mainmast; used for observation and for the attachment of rigging …   Wiktionary

  • maintop — meɪntÉ‘p / tÉ’p n. platform above the mainmast (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maintop — noun a platform around the head of the lower section of a sailing ship s mainmast …   English new terms dictionary

  • maintop — main·top …   English syllables

  • maintop — /ˈmeɪntɒp/ (say mayntop) noun a platform at the head of the lower mainmast …   Australian English dictionary

  • maintop — n. Naut. a platform above the head of the lower mainmast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maintop Mountain — Elevation 1,235 metres (4,050 ft) [1] Prominence …   Wikipedia

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