Definition of fighting top in English:

fighting top


  • A platform high on a warship's mast on which guns or marksmen can be stationed.

    • ‘Something dark could be seen through the wooden slats of the fighting top.’
    • ‘Lookouts were posted at the top yard of each mast and in the fighting tops.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A face peered over from the fighting top, watching her despondent figure disappear below decks.’