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[fawr-dek, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌdɛk, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, Nautical.
the fore part of a weather deck, especially between a bridge house or superstructure and a forecastle superstructure.
Origin of foredeck
First recorded in 1555-65; fore- + deck Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He moved swiftly along the walk to the foredeck, a small semicircular deck used primarily for docking and anchoring.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • I, therefore, left the foredeck, and stepped forward to the main-hatchway.

    Ran Away to Sea Mayne Reid
  • Uttering yell after yell he sprang to his feet and tried to climb out on the foredeck of the canoe.

    Canoe Boys and Campfires William Murray Graydon
  • He ran to the foredeck and knelt on one knee, arrow nocked and ready.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • A flash of green fire spurted from the foredeck of the ship.

  • Then the group was to start work on the probable location of the foredeck.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • George sat in the shade on the foredeck talking to Stella most of the time.

    My Man Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • Asbiorn sat below the break of the foredeck, paying no heed to what went on.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing Charles Whistler
  • Under the priest's direction, the slaves busied themselves putting up a high, crimson and yellow curtain across the foredeck.

    The Players Everett B. Cole
  • Five minutes later the whole crew poured up, thronging the foredeck, while old Jerry came up to the bridge in mild astonishment.

    The Pirate Shark Elliott Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for foredeck


(nautical) the deck between the bridge and the forecastle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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