forecastle deck

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noun Nautical.

a partial weather deck on top of a forecastle superstructure; topgallant forecastle.

Nearby words

  1. forebrain,
  2. forecaddie,
  3. forecast,
  4. forecaster,
  5. forecastle,
  6. forecastle head,
  7. forechoir,
  8. forecited,
  9. foreclose,
  10. foreclosure

Origin of forecastle deck

First recorded in 1850–55

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Examples from the Web for forecastle deck

  • The hull was divided; the forecastle-deck was in one place, and at a distance lay part of the quarter-deck.

  • There was a patter of feet upon the ladder leading up to the forecastle-deck.

    House of Torment|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The rail extended on stanchions across the after-part of the forecastle-deck in some ships.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth