Definition of top hamper in English:

top hamper


mass nounSailing
  • Sails, rigging, or other things above decks creating top-heavy weight or wind-resistant surfaces.

    ‘a yacht with a large amount of top hamper’
    • ‘The energising means for the rams may be mounted either upon the top hamper or within the body.’
    • ‘Current thoughts are that it suffers from too much top hamper, courtesy of that touring fairing.’