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Definition of "foretop" [fore•top]

  • Nautical A platform at the top of a ship's foremast. (noun)
  • A forelock, especially of a horse. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foretop" in a sentence
  • "For Young, the climb to the foretop was the most dangerous and frightening part of the battle:"
  • ""All ready for letting fall, sir," the middy stationed in the foretop was the first to sing out."
  • "There being no mosquito bars attached to the berths in the forecastle, the foretop was the only place in which I could procure a few hours repose."
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