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topping lift

noun, Nautical.
a line for raising and supporting a spar, as a yard or boom.
Also called lift.
Origin of topping lift
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And being on the top-gallant-yard, the topping-lift broke, and the end I was on went down like the end of a beam.

  • Hook the topping-lift and forward guy to the boom, and top up on it.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana
  • Jerry always remembers things like that and can talk about reef-cringles and topping-lift as if he really knew what they were for.

    Us and the Bottleman Edith Ballinger Price
British Dictionary definitions for topping-lift

topping lift

(nautical) a line or cable for raising the end of a boom that is away from the mast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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