Part of speech: noun

A crest, tuit, or knot on the top of the head.

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Usage examples "topknot":

  1. A topknot, tied by the leg to the fence, struggles madly to escape. - "Children of the Tenements", 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", 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", Florence A. Merriam.