The term top may refer to the following:

  • any piece of clothing designed to cover the area of the upper human body between the neck and the waistline
  • a platform at the upper end of each lower mast on a traditional square rigged ship, used to anchor the shrounds of the ship's topmast
  • a nickname for a First Sergeant in the US Army, and a Master Sergeant in the US Marine Corps
  • Top (also spinning top, spin top), a type of toy designed to be spun rapidly on the ground, balanced on its tip while it is in motion due to inertia
  • Top (also rope wrench, rope separator, rope tool), a handheld or troley-mounted tool used to prevent the different component strands of a rope from twisting together prematurely