top·​work ˈtäp-ˌwərk How to pronounce topwork (audio)
topworked; topworking; topworks

transitive verb

: to graft scions of another variety on the main branches of (a fruit tree) usually to obtain more desirable fruit

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of topwork was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Topwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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