foretop

noun

fore·​top ˈfȯr-ˌtäp How to pronounce foretop (audio) -təp How to pronounce foretop (audio)
: the platform at the head of a ship's foremast

Word History

First Known Use

1509, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foretop was in 1509

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“Foretop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foretop. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

foretop

noun
fore·​top ˈfō(ə)r-ˌtäp How to pronounce foretop (audio) ˈfȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce foretop (audio)
ˈfōrt-əp,
ˈfȯrt-
: a platform near the top of a ship's foremast
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