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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, equivalent to fore- +‎ top.

NounEdit

foretop (plural foretops)

  1. (obsolete) The top of the head; the top of the forehead.
  2. (obsolete) The lock of hair which grows on top of the forehead; the corresponding part of a wig.
  3. (obsolete) In the phrase, to take time (or occasion or opportunity) by the foretop, meaning "to boldly seize an opportunity".
  4. (obsolete) A fop; one who sports a foretop.
  5. (Britain dialectal) An erect tuft of hair.
  6. The forelock of a horse.
  7. (nautical) A platform at the top of the foremast, supported by the trestle trees.
  8. The front seat at the top of a horse-drawn vehicle.

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