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fo'c's'le

or fo'c'sle

[ fohk-suhl ]
/ ˈfoʊk səl /
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noun Nautical.

shortened form of forecastle.

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Origin of fo'c's'le

Respelling, reflecting syncope and loss of pre-consonantal r
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fo'c's'le

fo'c'sle

/ (ˈfəʊksəl) /

noun

a variant spelling of forecastle
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