from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A platform at the top of a ship's foremast.
- n. A forelock, especially of a horse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The top of the head; the top of the forehead.
- n. The lock of hair which grows on top of the forehead; the corresponding part of a wig.
- n. In the phrase, to take time (or occasion or opportunity) by the foretop, meaning "to boldly seize an opportunity".
- n. A fop; one who sports a foretop.
- n. An erect tuft of hair.
- n. The forelock of a horse.
- n. A platform at the top of the foremast, supported by the trestle trees.
- n. The front seat at the top of a vehicle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The hair on the forepart of the head; esp., a tuft or lock of hair which hangs over the forehead, as of a horse.
- n. That part of a headdress that is in front; the top of a periwig.
- n. The platform at the head of the foremast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The forehead.
- n. A lock of hair, either natural or in a, wig, long enough to lie on the forehead, but sometimes erect or brushed up, worn by both ladies and gentlemen at various periods until the latter part of the eighteenth century. The word is still applied in Suffolk, England, to an erect tuft of hair.
- n. Nautical, the platform erected at the head of the foremast.
- n. Same as forelock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears
- n. a platform at the head of a foremast
From Middle English, equivalent to fore- + top. (Wiktionary)