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topside

[top-sahyd] /ˈtɒpˌsaɪd/
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
1670-1680
1670-80; top1 + side1
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  • Certainly, for fish that spend their lives along the sea bottom, having both eyes topside confers a survival advantage.
  • Survivors caught topside during the blast are in an especially precarious situation.
  • Device beeps every single time you raise or lower the volume with the topside controls.
  • Your catamaran has four double and two single cabins plus an indoor eating area and a topside al fresco table.
  • These watches afford me a good chance to get up topside and grab some of that fresh air.
  • Flatfish with their eyes topside wear mottled camouflage so spot-on that they hide in plain sight.
  • The tether conveys guidance information from the pilot topside and video images from the deep.
  • The topside of the cargo ship had to be fitted with a metal grid, a so-called spar deck, to hold the containers.
  • The arrangement of spines on the topside forms a netlike pattern.
British Dictionary definitions for topside

topside

/ˈtɒpˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the uppermost side of anything
2.
(Brit & NZ) a lean cut of beef from the thigh containing no bone
3.
(often pl)
  1. the part of a ship's sides above the waterline
  2. the parts of a ship above decks
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