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topgallant forecastle

[top-gal-uh nt; Nautical tuh-gal-uh nt] /ˌtɒpˈgæl ənt; Nautical təˈgæl ənt/
noun, Nautical.
a partial weather deck on top of a forecastle superstructure; forecastle deck.
Origin of topgallant forecastle
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was a similar raised place forward, called the topgallant forecastle.

    Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston
  • Still he pressed on, and compelled at length the Spaniards to take refuge in their cabin under the topgallant forecastle.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • In small men-of-war no cabins are placed under the poop, nor are they ever under the topgallant forecastle.

  • There was a topgallant forecastle, and on it rested two enormous anchors made of wood of a heavy nature, which sinks like metal.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • “A fine night, Mr Barwell,” said I, as he stepped up on the topgallant forecastle.

  • The watch were standing, with their hands in their pockets, on the topgallant forecastle.

  • He went on deck with me, and we found him coiled away under the topgallant forecastle.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • I took my place at the wheel while Hop Tossford was the lookout on the topgallant forecastle.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • I was on the topgallant forecastle with Tom, and most delightful it was in that airy position.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • I made my way forward to where the crew were berthed, under the topgallant forecastle, expecting to find them there.

    The African Trader W. H. G. Kingston

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