top side

topside

[top-sahyd]
noun
1.
the upper side.
2.
Usually, topsides. Nautical. the outer surface of a hull above the water.
3.
the most authoritative position or level.
4.
Chiefly British. a cut of beef similar to a U.S. rump roast. Compare silverside ( def 1 ).
5.
British. the top or outer side of a round of beef; beef from the outer thigh of a butchered cow.
adjective
6.
of, pertaining to, or located on the topside.
7.
of the most authoritative rank.
adverb
8.
Also, topsides. up on the deck: He left the engine room and went topside.
9.
to, toward, or at the topside.

Origin:
1670–80; top1 + side1

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topside (ˈtɒpˌsaɪd)
 
n
1.  the uppermost side of anything
2.  (Brit), (NZ) a lean cut of beef from the thigh containing no bone
3.  (often plural)
 a.  the part of a ship's sides above the waterline
 b.  the parts of a ship above decks

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