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forecastle head

noun, Nautical.
the extreme fore part of a forecastle superstructure.
the extreme fore part of the main weather deck of a vessel that has no forecastle superstructure. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Followed by his gun crew he dashed out of the forecastle and up the companion ladder to the forecastle head.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • On the forecastle head a crowd was gathered, peering overside.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • I saw Maggie on the forecastle head enjoying the bustle and I begged her to go aft, but she took no notice of me, of course.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • I waved my arm from the forecastle head and dropped down to the deck.

    The Sea-Wolf Jack London
  • The watch below ran up the forecastle head in a body, the cook dashed out of the galley.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Captain Jones on the forecastle head watched the chase through his glass.

  • This shot struck the water directly under the schooner's bow and threw water over her forecastle head.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • He walked up and down the forecastle head wringing his hands and muttering to himself: 'Killing women, now!

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • The chief mate replied that he could scarcely see the forecastle head, so dense was the fog.

    Looking Seaward Again Walter Runciman
  • I was so much interested in what I had heard that I jumped up onto the forecastle head.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason

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