Part of speech: noun

a platform at the head of a foremast

Part of speech: noun

The forelock.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", W. Clark Russell.