Definition of top hamper in English:

top hamper

noun

Sailing
  • Sails, rigging, or other things above decks creating top-heaviness or catching too much wind.

    ‘a yacht with a large amount of top hamper’
    • ‘The energising means for the rams may be mounted either upon the top hamper or within the body.’
    • ‘Current thoughts are that it suffers from too much top hamper, courtesy of that touring fairing.’

Pronunciation

top hamper

/ˈtäp ˌhampər/ /ˈtɑp ˌhæmpər/