the extreme fore part of a forecastle superstructure.
the extreme fore part of the main weather deck of a vessel that has no forecastle superstructure.
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How to use forecastle head in a sentence
Nobody obeyed him; they stood by laughing and cheering, till the hen made safety beneath the forecastle head.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
Jarrow made no reply, but stepped off the forecastle head with a noise of wet, swishing oilskins, and fumbled for a minute.Isle o' Dreams | Frederick F. Moore
This shot struck the water directly under the schooner's bow and threw water over her forecastle head.Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne
On the forecastle-head the ship's dog was barking as if mad.Gun running for Casement in the Easter rebellion, 1916 | Karl Spindler
A private conversation that you could hear on the forecastle-head!Denis Dent | Ernest W. Hornung