What does Boottopping mean?

Boottopping meaning in General Dictionary

The act or means of daubing a vessels bottom near the surface of water with a combination of tallow sulphur and resin as a short-term defense against worms after the slime shells etc being scraped off

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  • The act or procedure of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a combination of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary security against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., being scraped off.
  • Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.

Boottopping meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The work or procedure for daubing a vessel's bottom close to the surface regarding the water with an assortment of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary defense against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., were scraped off.

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  • (letter.) Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.