, n. 1. The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top.
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2. (Naut.) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other.
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3. pl. That which comes from hemp in the process of hatcheling.
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4. (Angling) The tail of an artificial fly.
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5. something placed on top of another thing, such as a sauce or garnish on food; as, a three-scoop banana split with three different toppings; an ice-cream cone with chocolate fudge topping.

Topping lift (Naut.), a large, strong tackle employed to raise or top the end of a gaff, or of a boom.
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