Boot"top`ping (?), n.

1. Naut.

The act or process of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have been scraped off.

2. Naut.

Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.


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