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forecastle deck

noun, Nautical.
1.
a partial weather deck on top of a forecastle superstructure; topgallant forecastle.
Origin of forecastle deck
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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  • One or two of the men were lounging lazily on the forecastle deck.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • And you fellows,' I added to the men, 'keep away from the forecastle deck.

    The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson
  • At last a shout went up from some one on the forecastle deck.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • Tons of water broke over the forecastle deck, and the Captain was alarmed lest the deck seams should open.

  • "That I will," said he; took the helmet off his head, laid down his sword and shield, and went forward to the forecastle deck.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • Hemming, meantime, was wrenching up the forecastle deck to assist in the formation of a raft.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • When he was at the forward end of the promenade, looking down upon the forecastle deck, he was isolated.

  • At the forward end of the vessel, on the level of the B deck, was situated the forecastle deck, which was 125 feet long.

    Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' British Government
  • The goddess stood in the middle of what was called the ikrion proras, which would correspond to the forecastle deck.

    Greek Sculpture Estelle M. Hurll
  • The marines aired their hammocks on the forecastle deck in the neighborhood of their guns.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"

    Russell Doubleday

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