maintop

noun
main·top | \ ˈmān-ˌtäp \

Definition of maintop 

: a platform about the head of the mainmast of a square-rigged ship

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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maintop

noun
main·top | \ ˈmān-ˌtäp \

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: a platform around the head of a mainmast

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