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Definition of Topman

  • See Topsman, 2.
  • A man stationed in the top.

How to use topman in a sentence. Topman pronunciation.

While the wreckage was yet out of reach he could notice, too, that the figure was perfectly motionless and still. What the topman had taken to be an outstretched hand, waving a handkerchief or some fluttering object, was only the ragged end of a piece of the sail that was still attached to the yard and a part of the topmast of some vessel, which had been torn away by the violence of the gale and cast adrift, with the unfortunate seaman who was clinging to it.
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Noah Webster was slightly wounded, and Black Harry badly; while the only one killed outright was Tom Cannon, the whilom keen-sighted topman of the _Susan Jane_, who would never sight wreck or sail more, for Sailor Bill was only wounded, and not dead, after all. Jasper, who had been hiding beneath the embankment beside the boy's supposed lifeless body, had perceived signs of returning animation in it, to which he immediately called the attention of Seth and also Mr Rawlings, and the three were bending over the figure in a moment.
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On the first occasion that he did so, two of the topmen followed him, with the intention of carrying out the usual custom of lashing him to the ratlines, until he paid his footing.
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Topmen, do your best, now, and pick me off her helmsman before it is too late.
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The frigate was standing to the eastward, some three or four leagues from the coast, when one of the topmen, Pat Brady, on the look-out at the mast-head, discovered a sail in shore to the northward.
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Nature had not intended him for a topman, for though wonderfully muscular, his figure was like a tun.
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In vain one of the topmen made an attempt to grasp him.
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The officers, however, with axes in their hands, leading the way, sprang aloft, followed by the topmen.
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I wish I could take twenty topmen out of her, but they would be enough to corrupt the crew of the ark, Mr. Wharton.
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A moment later her topmen were swarming aloft to set her top-sails and royals, and she strove to cross the _Gloire's_ bows and rake her again.
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The topmen flew aloft and the sail was hoisted.
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Examples of Topman

Example #1
It was a task that had to be deftly performed, for the ship was forging through the sea, and plunging her bowsprit under water as she rose and fell in her progress, one minute describing a half-circle through the air with her forefoot as she yawed to the heavy rolling waves, the next diving deep down into the billows and tossing up tons of water over her forecastle, where the skipper stood, watching his opportunity, as the broken spars, on which he could now plainly see that the figure of a man was lashed, swept nearer and nearer on the crest of a wave that bore them triumphantly on high above the storm-wrack and foam.
Example #2
Better send a hand forrud in the chains to sling him a rope, or we'll pass him by in a minnit.
Example #3
Just almost a year before they were bending over Sailor Bill in precisely the same way in the cabin of the _Susan Jane_.
Example #4
Thanks to Ernest Wilton's breastwork, their losses had not been very heavy.
Example #5
Seeing them coming up, the midshipman laughed, and told Dick what was in store for him.
Example #6
In a fortnight, he had learned the names and uses of what had, at first, seemed to him the innumerable ropes; and long before that, had accompanied one of the midshipmen aloft.