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Definitions of topping

  1. The tail of an artificial fly. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which comes from hemp in the process of hatcheling. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The cutting off of the top; the top cut off; the act of pulling one extremity of a yard higher than the other. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. of Top Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Hence, assuming superiority; proud. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Fine; gallant. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Lofty; pre-eminent; fine; gallant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Fine; gallant; predominating. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for topping

  1. This even tint was indeed broken up by streaks of yellow sand- break in the lower lands and by many tall trees of the pine family, out- topping the others- some singly, some in clumps; but the general coloring was uniform and sad. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. " You'd make a topping pal," he said. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
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