Topping Top"ping, n. 1. The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. That which comes from hemp in the process of hatcheling. [1913 Webster]

4. (Angling) The tail of an artificial fly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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. [PJC]

{Topping lift} (Naut.), a large, strong tackle employed to raise or top the end of a gaff, or of a boom. [1913 Webster]

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