top-hamper


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top-ham·per

also top ham·per (tŏp′hăm′pər)
n.
1. Nautical Weight or materials, such as rigging, cables, and spars, stored either aloft or on the upper decks.
2. Cumbersome, unnecessary matter.
References in classic literature ?
Daughtry and the captain emerged last from the cabin, and both stared upward for a moment at the gaps in the slender, sky- scraping top-hamper, where, only minutes before, the main- and mizzen-topmasts had been.
I'mprobably biased, but gents aren't hampered by lady-like top-hamper and your actual child-bearing hips.