Topman

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Topman (Naut) A man stationed in the top.
    • Topman See Topsman, 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n topman The man who stands above in sawing; a top-sawyer.
    • n topman Nautical, a man stationed to do duty in a top. In a man-of-war the topmen are divided into fore-, main-, and mizzen-topmen. Also topsman.
    • n topman A merchant vessel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Topman a man stationed in one of the tops: a top-sawyer
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. top; Ger. zopf.

Usage

In literature:

The chap was never made for a topman as you may see, sir, by the fashion in which he crosses his lower stanchions.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Mr. Topman, my dear, of the firm of Topman and Gusher.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
I took the northern wing, while Bob Hawkins, a fine steady main-topman, took the other.
"Under the Meteor Flag" by Harry Collingwood
It was the name of a fine young topman.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
I was among the first; so was Tom Derrick, an active young topman.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
The lieutenant smiled; he was not accustomed to hear a topman have a mister put to his name.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
The second topman gingerly hoisted the last link in the shaky line of ascent.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
A strong, tall topman was standing in the boat.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then a topman saw the pirate come a-sailing in the bay, And reported to the Captain in the ordinary way.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
A startled main-topman was dangling helplessly from the side of his round perch.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

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Topman 's new brand ambassador by Philip André.
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Nordstrom announced it has begun selling the trendy British fashion brand Topshop and Topman at 14 select Nordstrom stores across the country and on its website.
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Topman showcase SS13 Design collection at London Fashion Week.
See all the pictures from the TOPMAN collections from TOPMAN .
Benjamin Brogues ($170) by Topman , topman .com.
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