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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Top-hamper \Top"-ham`per\, n. (Naut.) The upper rigging, spars, etc., of a ship. [Written also top hamper.] [1913 Webster] All the ships of the fleet . . . were so encumbered with tophamper, so overweighted in proportion to their draught of water, that they could bear but little canvas, even with smooth seas and light and favorable winds. --Motley. [1913 Webster]