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Definition of top hamper

top hamper
Top-hamper Top"-ham`per, n. (Naut.) The upper rigging, spars, etc., of a ship. [Written also top hamper.] All the ships of the fleet . . . were so encumbered with tophamper, so overweighted in proportion to their draught of water, that they could bear but little canvas, even with smooth seas and light and favorable winds. --Motley.
Top hamper
Hamper Ham"per, n. [See Hamper to shackle.] 1. A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes. --W. Browne. 2. (Naut.) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. Top hamper (Naut.), unnecessary spars and rigging kept aloft.

Meaning of top hamper from wikipedia

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- mountings could be installed, to keep the top hamper within acceptable limits. These were ****ed to the top of the after deckhouse. The middle gundeck...
- also important that the boat is big enough and stable enough that the top hamper created by the turbine on its pole or mast does not compromise its stability...
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- Clarkson, who had also been hampered by match-day traffic, finished behind both of his colleagues in what is still the only Top Gear long-distance race in...
- route into Chile over the Guallatiri active volcano. This attempt was hampered by severe hypoxia after climbing to about 16,000 feet (4,900 m); each had...
- high, slab-sided topsides and small sail area make for unusually large 'top hamper,' which will tend to catch the wind and slide the boat sideways, especially...
- Compared with the Iris class, the designers of the Leander "cut down top hamper and took advantage of the recent advance in gun construction to reduce...