forecastle head

  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.

Words Nearby forecastle head Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

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

    Denis Dent | Ernest W. Hornung