What does the word topknot mean?

Usage examples for topknot

  1. A topknot, tied by the leg to the fence, struggles madly to escape. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  2. Now that's an imperial woodpecker- that big black fellow with a red topknot that we sometimes see when we are hunting. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  3. If Bairdi called, Jacob would keep still and listen attentively, raising his topknot till every microscopic red feather stood up like a bristle, when he would answer Bairdi in a loud manly voice. – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam