Definition of Foretop

1. Noun. A platform at the head of a foremast.

Generic synonyms: Platform



2. Noun. A lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears.
Exact synonyms: Forelock
Group relationships: Encolure
Generic synonyms: Hair

Definition of Foretop

1. n. The hair on the forepart of the head; esp., a tuft or lock of hair which hangs over the forehead, as of a horse.

Definition of Foretop

1. Noun. (obsolete) The top of the head; the top of the forehead. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) The lock of hair which grows on top of the forehead; the corresponding part of a wig. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) In the phrase, ''to take time'' (or ''occasion'' or ''opportunity'') ''by the foretop'', meaning "to boldly seize an opportunity". ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A fop; one who sports a foretop. ¹

5. Noun. (context: UK dialectal) An erect tuft of hair. ¹

6. Noun. The forelock of a horse. ¹

7. Noun. (nautical) A platform at the top of the foremast, supported by the trestle trees. ¹

8. Noun. The front seat at the top of a vehicle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foretop

1. a forelock [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foretop

forethinking
forethinks
forethought
forethoughtful
forethoughtfulness
forethoughts
forethrown
foretime
foretimes
foretoken
foretokened
foretokening
foretokens
foretold
foretooth
foretop (current term)
foretopgallant
foretopman
foretopmast
foretopmasts
foretopmen
foretops
foretopsail
foretopsails
foretriangle
foretriangles
forever
forever and a day
forever and ever
forever stamp

Literary usage of Foretop

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1. Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... foretop ; because when you come at the presence-door, you may with once or twice stroking up your forehead thus, enter with your predominant perfect ..."

2. Historical Records of New Zealand by Robert McNab (1908)
"His servant was in the President's foretop during the J»n-1- late armament, and is 17 years of age. DESCRIPTION OF NORFOLK ISLAND BY LIEUT.-GOVERNOR KING. ..."

3. Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South by Harriet W. Daly (1887)
"... the Coast —Shooting Sea-gulls—Wrecks on the Barrier—Cannibalism of the Mainland Natives—Scenery—Feeling our way—" Them's them "—Look out in the foretop. ..."

4. The Elementary Spelling Book: Being an Improvement on the American Spelling Book by Noah Webster (1833)
"... The hair that is over the forehead is called a foretop. The farmer feeds his horse in a manger. , aga:n, but that the regular seasons will continue. ..."

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