maintop

noun
main·​top | \ ˈmān-ˌtäp How to pronounce maintop (audio) \

Definition of maintop

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

Examples of maintop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Serving as captain of the maintop of the U.S.S. Pawnee in the attack upon Mathias Point, 26 June 1861, Williams told his men, while lying off in the boat, that every man must die on his thwart sooner than leave a man behind. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of maintop

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Maintop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maintop. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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maintop

noun
main·​top | \ ˈmān-ˌtäp How to pronounce maintop (audio) \

Kids Definition of maintop

: a platform around the head of a mainmast

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