forepeak

[fawr-peek, fohr-]
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noun Nautical.

the extreme forward part of the interior of a hull (opposed to afterpeak).

Nearby words

  1. foreordinate,
  2. foreordination,
  3. forepart,
  4. forepassed,
  5. forepaw,
  6. foreperson,
  7. foreplay,
  8. forepleasure,
  9. forepole,
  10. forequarter

Origin of forepeak

First recorded in 1685–95; fore- + peak1

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British Dictionary definitions for forepeak

forepeak

noun

nautical the interior part of a vessel that is furthest forward
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