big top


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big top

n.
1. The main tent of a circus.
2. The circus.

big top

n
1. the main tent of a circus
2. the circus itself

big′ top`


n.
1. the main tent of a circus.
2. a circus.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.big top - a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performancebig top - a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"
canvas tent, canvass, canvas - a tent made of canvas fabric
circus - an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent; "they used the elephants to help put up the circus"
Translations

big top

n (circus) → circo; (main tent) → tendone m del circo
References in classic literature ?
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