• WordNet 3.6
    • n topside (usually plural) weather deck; the part of a ship's hull that is above the waterline
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n topside The top side; the upper part. Usually as two words, top side, except in the specific use (def. 2), and in the expressions topside-turned, topside-turvy, topside-turvied, and the phrases following, all being accommodated forms of topsyturvy (which see).
    • n topside Specifically, the upper part of a ship's sides; the side of a ship above the water-line: commonly in the plural.
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In literature:

I stop topside, I win all 'li!
"Rio Grande's Last Race and Other Verses" by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
You and I are the brainy unstable kind, topside or nothing.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
Topside pidgin no good enough, lo!
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
The repairs consisted of making good the damage to the topsides referred to above.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
If catchee no go, all up topside!
"Afloat at Last" by John Conroy Hutcheson
First, we built up her topsides to make a superstructure, and then added the other things a first-class battle-ship ought to have.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
He set a course accordingly, and went topside to give instructions to the pilot.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
It was the complete lack of order and sanity and that let me get topside.
"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Is that the way your topside tavern woman will look at me?
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Once, as Peter was swinging down the ladder from topside, he came upon Peggy alone, looking rather blue.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
They apparently were near topside of the vessel.
"Acid Bath" by Vaseleos Garson
Let 'lone de passenger kyars, dey wuz in de freight-boxes yit, en dey wuz de sassiest white mens dat yever walk 'pon topside de groun'.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
They went topside and changed tanks, then rested for half an hour.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
She looked to be but lately gone on, for her topsides were scarce weather-beaten.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
Her topsides grew rusty, her once trim and clean paintwork took on a grimy tint.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
There was a branch slanting up from the topside of the fallen tree.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
Heads I take the first watch topside, tails I'll start making lunch.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The armor is pierced, the topsides are riddled.
"Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895" by Various
Sometimes we even bring them up topside to feed, whilst we splash down the decks below.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Gleat pity lose nice topside boat b'long Blunt.
"Stan Lynn" by George Manville Fenn

In news:

Proserv, a global provider of production technology services, has secured a £1.2million contract to supply topside control equipment at a major southern North Sea development.
Because a raised- deck saloon presents topside aesthetic challenges, he was also given charge of the deck design.
Bob Woods is president of Topside Consulting Group and former commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service.
Alliance Engineering's lightweight topsides designs result in efficient, lower cost facilities for Perdido .
Rig upgraded for spar topsides.
The victim told cops that the train had pulled into the Jay Street-Borough Hall station at around 11 pm when the punk made his move and fled topside.
The company provides the full range of topside drilling equipment and systems, including drilling risers , with worldwide customer support through its lifecycle services organisation.
Topside Bar and Grill in Steilacoom.
Topside Bar & Grill opened in March in Steilacoom.
UK's Proserv Wins Platform Topside Controls Contract.
Proserv secure a £1.2-million contract to supply topside control equipment at a major southern North Sea development.
Topside Service and Repair Around the World.
Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services: Topside Service and Repair Around the World.
Topside Bar and Grill in Steilacoom.
Topside Bar & Grill opened in March in Steilacoom.

In science:

For the resulting web, this process created one rectangular face at right topside of previous place.
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
At early time in the panel, just before the short active phase of the topside sounder at 1020 UT, splitting of the harmonic emission into two narrow bands is seen, which reminds at the band-splitting in type II bursts.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Fig. 1. X-ray spectra of the elements on the topside (red) and underside (black) of leaves collected from a pignut hickory.
Polar Concentration of Elements in Tree Leaves
Fig. 2. X-ray spectra of the topside (red), underside (black), and powdered leaf (blue) collected on August 12.
Polar Concentration of Elements in Tree Leaves