from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a small, narrow platform which rests upon the trestle-trees of the lower mast on a square-rigged mast; a contracted top. See top, n., 9.


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  • She was wearing tan slacks and a pink shirt and her gun belt and half-top brown suede boots.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • Having nothing better to do, I visited the strip club, where a Czech girl in an aqua skirt and matching half-top sat in my booth and explained the “menu” of services that were being offered that evening.


  • He greeted me in the front yard, athletic, trim, wearing pleated tan slacks, half-top, slip-on boots, and a polo shirt, his long hair so blond it was almost white, a V-shaped receded area at the part the only sign of age I could see in him.

    Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set

  • Merlin settled then with his back against the half-top - pled wall of rough stones and looked back over the Place of the Sun.

    Merlin's Mirror

  • Lindsay Lohan ditched her mini me, threw on her cutest half-top and enjoyed a night of partying last night (May 16).

    Faded Youth Blog


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