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[fawr-peek, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌpik, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, Nautical.
the extreme forward part of the interior of a hull (opposed to afterpeak).
Origin of forepeak
First recorded in 1685-95; fore- + peak1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Moreover, the filling of the forepeak through the smashed chain-locker had put the ship down by the head a little.

    Command William McFee
  • Another keg of water, found in the forepeak, first rewarded their labours.

    True Blue W.H.G. Kingston
  • The forepeak is arranged for chain lockers and bosun's gear lockers, followed by ship's galley, which has two pipe berths.

  • While you are getting breakfast I'll explore your forepeak, with your permission.'

    My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3 William Clark Russell
  • While Harry tried to reach the after cabin, Tom did his best to get to the men in the forepeak.

    True Blue W.H.G. Kingston
  • I got the heggs, an' stowed 'em right forrard in the forepeak o' the waggin.

  • When nine o'clock arrived, Abraham went forward and routed Thomas out of the forepeak.

    My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3 William Clark Russell
  • Gray then proceeded to look for the other two, and jumped down forward into the forepeak.

  • Yacamo, the guide, stood in the forepeak of the ship, the centre of an eager group.

    Sea-Dogs All! Tom Bevan
  • I lowered then the lamp the whole drift of its lanyard, and saw that the forepeak was more than half full of water already.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for forepeak


(nautical) the interior part of a vessel that is furthest forward
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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