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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FO'RETOP, n.
1. The hair on the forepart of the head.
2. That part of a woman's headdress that is forward, or the top of a periwig.
3. In ships, the platform erected at the head of the foremast. In this sense, the accent on the two syllables is nearly equal.
FORETOP'-MAST, n. The mast erected at the head of the foremast, and at the head of which stands the foretop-gallant-mast.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a platform at the head of a foremast
2: a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears [syn: forelock, foretop]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1509 the platform at the head of a ship's foremast

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Naut. a platform at the top of a foremast (see TOP(1) n. 9). Phrases and idioms: foretop-gallant mast the mast above the fore-topmast. foretop-gallant-sail the sail above the fore-topsail.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Foretop Fore"top`, n. 1. The hair on the forepart of the head; esp., a tuft or lock of hair which hangs over the forehead, as of a horse. 2. That part of a headdress that is in front; the top of a periwig. 3. (Naut.) The platform at the head of the foremast.



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