topgallant forecastle

[ top-gal-uhnt; Nautical tuh-gal-uhnt ]

  1. a partial weather deck on top of a forecastle superstructure; forecastle deck.

Origin of topgallant forecastle

First recorded in 1830–40

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

How to use topgallant forecastle in a sentence

  • In small men-of-war no cabins are placed under the poop, nor are they ever under the topgallant forecastle.

  • I was on the topgallant forecastle with Tom, and most delightful it was in that airy position.

    The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • I took my place at the wheel while Hop Tossford was the lookout on the topgallant forecastle.

    Up the River | Oliver Optic
  • He went on deck with me, and we found him coiled away under the topgallant forecastle.

    Up the River | Oliver Optic
  • I made my way forward to where the crew were berthed, under the topgallant forecastle, expecting to find them there.

    The African Trader | W. H. G. Kingston