fore·​top·​man ˈfȯr-ˌtäp-mən How to pronounce foretopman (audio)
: a sailor on duty on the foremast and above

Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foretopman was in 1816

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“Foretopman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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