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foretopman

[fawr-top-muh n, fohr-; Nautical fawr-tuh p-muh n, fohr-] /ˌfɔrˈtɒp mən, ˌfoʊr-; Nautical ˈfɔr təp mən, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, plural foretopmen.
1.
a member of a ship's crew stationed on the foretop.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; foretop + -man
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