crow's-nest

or crow's nest

[ krohz-nest ]
/ ˈkroʊzˌnɛst /

noun

Nautical. a platform or shelter for a lookout at or near the top of a mast.
any similar platform raised high above the ground, as a lookout or a station for a traffic officer.

Nearby words

  1. crow over,
  2. crow step,
  3. crow's feet,
  4. crow's nest,
  5. crow's-foot,
  6. crow-bill,
  7. crow-pheasant,
  8. crowbait,
  9. crowbar,
  10. crowberry

Origin of crow's-nest

First recorded in 1595–1605

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for crow's-nest

crow's-nest

noun

a lookout platform high up on a ship's mast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012