maintop definition

  • noun:
    • A platform during the head of the mainmast on a square-rigged vessel.
    • A platform towards the top of a square-rigged vessel's mainmast; useful for observance and also for the accessory of rigging.
    • the working platform in regards to the mind of this mainmast in square-rigged vessels.
    • Nautical, a platform just underneath your head of this mainmast, resting in the trestletrees. See top.

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