Definition of topman
1 : one whose work is done at or from the top: such as a : top sawyer 1 b : a miner who works at the surface c : a construction worker who works on the ground, shoveling dirt, loading, caring for equipment d : rackman 2 e : a worker who attends to equipment and processing at the top of petroleum stills
2 : a sailor or marine stationed in a top
3 : a worker who assists in the operation of retort furnaces
4 : a supervisor of brick-chimney builders
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