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  • noun nautical A sailor on duty on a maintop.


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  • Hornblower was no maintopman, and Hornblower knew it.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848 1873

  • But now the tailor has found out the articles ar'n't seaworthy, and we have got your lower stanchions cased in a pair of purser's slops, I am puzzled often to tell your heels from those of a maintopman! "

    The Pilot James Fenimore Cooper 1820

  • "Well, as I was telling your Honour," he continued, "Guinea was then a maintopman, and I was stationed in the same place aboard the 'Proserpine,'

    The Red Rover James Fenimore Cooper 1820


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