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forecastle head

noun Nautical.
  1. the extreme fore part of a forecastle superstructure.
  2. the extreme fore part of the main weather deck of a vessel that has no forecastle superstructure.
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Examples from the Web for forecastle head

Historical Examples

  • The second mate was on the forecastle-head, beside the bow-chaser.

    Brothers of Peril

    Theodore Goodridge Roberts

  • On the forecastle-head the ship's dog was barking as if mad.

  • A private conversation that you could hear on the forecastle-head!

    Denis Dent

    Ernest W. Hornung

  • By some freak of the waters I had been swept clear under the forecastle-head and into the eyes.

    The Sea-Wolf

    Jack London

  • The unrest on the forecastle-head was too obvious to be overlooked.

    A Master of Fortune

    Cutcliffe Hyne