What does the word foretop mean?

Usage examples for foretop

  1. Here stalks me by a proud and spangled sir, That looks three handfuls higher then his foretop; Savours himself alone, is only kind And loving to himself; one that will speak More dark and doubtful than six oracles! – Cynthia's Revels by Ben Jonson
  2. He stooped and stroked but once or twice the dead horse's damp foretop, then hastened to the cart. – Far Past the Frontier by James A. Braden
  3. The second mate, that he might make sure of his aim, went aloft into the foretop. – The Honour of the Flag by W. Clark Russell