foretop

noun
fore·​top | \ ˈfȯr-ˌtäp How to pronounce foretop (audio) , -təp How to pronounce foretop (audio) \

Definition of foretop

: the platform at the head of a ship's foremast

First Known Use of foretop

1509, in the meaning defined above

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“Foretop.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foretop. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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