topping lift


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topping lift

[′täp·iŋ ‚lift]
(naval architecture)
A rope or chain extending from the head of a boom or gaff to a mast or to the vessel's structure for the purpose of supporting the weight and permitting the boom or gaff end to be raised or lowered.
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Linham was fixing a broken topping lift on the spinnaker pole when a sheet wrapped around his ankle and, when the spinnaker filled, he was flicked into the lumpy sea.
As we made our way to the car, the sight of the glorious Roseberry Topping lifted my spirits and we decided to go for a walk along the nearby Guisborough Forest and Walkway.
A well flavoured bchamel sauce topping lifted it above the usual toasted cheese and ham sandwich.