from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A platform at the head of the mainmast on a square-rigged vessel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, a platform just below the head of the mainmast, resting on the trestletrees. See top.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) The platform about the head of the mainmast in square-rigged vessels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A platform at the top of a square-rigged vessel's mainmast; used for observation and for the attachment of rigging.


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