Topsman vs Topman - What's the difference?

topsman | topman |


As nouns the difference between topsman and topman

is that topsman is the chief drover of those who drive a herd of cattle while topman is (nautical) the man stationed in the top on a sailing vessel, responsible for the setting of the sails.

topsman

English

Noun

(topsmen)
  • The chief drover of those who drive a herd of cattle.
  • The uppermost sawyer in a sawpit; a topman.
  • (Simmonds)
    (Webster 1913)

    topman

    English

    Noun

    (topmen)
  • (nautical) The man stationed in the top on a sailing vessel, responsible for the setting of the sails
  • The uppermost sawyer in a sawpit; a topsman.