- 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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Examples from the Web for forecastle head
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
The unrest on the forecastle-head was too obvious to be overlooked.A Master of Fortune