maintop

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main·top

 (mān′tŏp′)
n.
A platform atop the lower section of the mainmast of a square-rigged sailing vessel.

maintop

(ˈmeɪnˌtɒp)
n
(Nautical Terms) a top or platform at the head of the mainmast
Translations

maintop

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References in classic literature ?
As for Jo, she would have gone up and sat on the maintop jib, or whatever the high thing is called, made friends with the engineers, and tooted on the captain's speaking trumpet, she'd have been in such a state of rapture.
In his indignation at what he termed their effeminacy, he would swear that he would never take them to sea again "without having Fly-market on the forecastle, Covent-garden on the poop, and a cool spring from Canada in the maintop.
Meanwhile, in decreeing that ships in the kingdom of Great Britain "shall bear on their maintops the red cross, commonly called St George's cross, and the white cross, commonly called St Andrew's cross", James upset the English.