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  1. boot-topping(Noun)

    The process of cleaning the upper part of a ship's underwater hull and daubing it with a protecting layer of antifouling substance.

  2. boot-topping(Noun)

    Any substance used for boot-topping, especially a mixture of tallow, sulphur or lime and rosin, which was commonly used to paint the bottoms of wooden ships, as a deterrent against weeds and barnacles, and to reduce friction.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. boot-topping

    The old operation of scraping off the grass, slime, shells, &c., which adhere to the bottom, near the surface of the water, and daubing it over with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms. This is chiefly performed where there is no dock or other commodious situation for breaming or careening, or when the hurry of a voyage renders it inconvenient to have the whole bottom properly trimmed and cleansed. The term is now applied to sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boot-topping in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boot-topping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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