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foredeck

[fawr-dek, fohr-]
noun Nautical.
  1. the fore part of a weather deck, especially between a bridge house or superstructure and a forecastle superstructure.
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Origin of foredeck

First recorded in 1555–65; fore- + deck
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Examples from the Web for foredeck

Historical Examples

  • I, therefore, left the foredeck, and stepped forward to the main-hatchway.

    Ran Away to Sea

    Mayne Reid

  • A flash of green fire spurted from the foredeck of the ship.

  • He ran to the foredeck and knelt on one knee, arrow nocked and ready.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • At Rick's signal, he stepped aboard on the foredeck, bringing the line with him.

    The Flying Stingaree

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Then Scotty ran lightly to the foredeck and got the bowline ready.

    The Flying Stingaree

    Harold Leland Goodwin


British Dictionary definitions for foredeck

foredeck

noun
  1. nautical the deck between the bridge and the forecastle
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