Definition of Maintop

1. n. The platform about the head of the mainmast in square-rigged vessels.



Definition of Maintop

1. Noun. (nautical) A platform at the top of a square-rigged vessel's mainmast; used for observation and for the attachment of rigging. ¹

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Definition of Maintop

1. a platform at the head of a mainmast [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maintop

maintainor
maintainors
maintains
maintenance
maintenance dose
maintenance drug therapy
maintenance man
maintenance medication
maintenance staff
maintenance therapy
maintenance treatment
maintenance window
maintenance windows
maintenances
maintenaunce
maintop (current term)
maintopmast
maintopmasts
maintops
mainyard
mainyards
maioid
maiolica
maiolicas
maior et sanior pars
mair
mairatour
maire
maires
mairs

Literary usage of Maintop

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1. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1828)
"Ho'm got free new cloths in he maintop-gallant-royal, Sir.' " ' Still true. But has he signals abroad ?' " ' His vessel is all the hotter for the repairs. ..."

2. A Narrative of Excursions, Voyages, and Travels, Performed at Different by George Rapelje (1834)
"Yesterday the maintop-gallant yard broke. We had now been out three weeks, and had proceeded near half way from Liverpool to New-York. ..."

3. The Old Sea Captain by Old Humphrey, Religious Tract Society (1799)
"... —The summer arbour with the Union Jack—Schoolboys— Heaving up the sheet anchor—Baling out water from the hold —Taking in a reef-of the maintop-sail—Shot ..."

4. Minutes of the Proceedings at a Court-martial, Assembled for the Trial of by Anthony James Pye Molloy (1795)
"... Were there then two Reefs in the maintop-lail and three in the Tore and Mizen ? — A. There were two in the Main, but the State of the others I did not ..."

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