- the extreme forward part of the interior of a hull (opposed to afterpeak).
Origin of forepeak
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Examples from the Web for forepeak
After opening the forepeak hatch I heard splashing in there.Lord Jim
While Harry tried to reach the after cabin, Tom did his best to get to the men in the forepeak.
Another keg of water, found in the forepeak, first rewarded their labours.
It struck, mellow, clear, and they were about to creep in the direction of the forepeak.Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
Yacamo, the guide, stood in the forepeak of the ship, the centre of an eager group.Sea-Dogs All!
- nautical the interior part of a vessel that is furthest forward
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