Definition of "maintop" [main•top]

  • (noun) A platform at the head of the mainmast on a square-rigged vessel.

Use "maintop" in a sentence

  • "Larkyns at the maintop was a good second, while Adams at the mizzen was the last; the officer of the watch, on hearing his hail, reporting "All ready!""
  • "In the maintop were the first mate and three or four of the crew, and in the foretop were the rest, all bunched together and waiting for instructions."
  • "The foundation for this opinion is the fact that some days ago a mass of wreckage, such as maintop-sails, rigging, masts, etc., was found in the place where the Hollanders have been."

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