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A platform high on a warship's mast on which guns or marksmen can be stationed.
- ‘A face peered over from the fighting top, watching her despondent figure disappear below decks.’
- ‘The US Navy devoted a great deal of thought to the crews of the fighting tops, and numerous testimonials from opponents testify to their effectiveness.’
- ‘Lookouts were posted at the top yard of each mast and in the fighting tops.’
- ‘Something dark could be seen through the wooden slats of the fighting top.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.