from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The platform about the head of the mainmast in square-rigged vessels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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