Meaning of topside

top•side

Pronunciation: (top'sīd"), [key]
— n.
  1. the upper side.
  2. Usually,the outer surface of a hull above the water.
  3. the most authoritative position or level.
  4. a cut of beef similar to a U.S. rump roast. Cf. silverside (def. 1).
  5. the top or outer side of a round of beef; beef from the outer thigh of a butchered cow.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or located on the topside.
  2. of the most authoritative rank.
—adv.
  1. up on the deck: He left the engine room and went topside.
  2. to, toward, or at the topside.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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