topgallant forecastle

[ top-gal-uhnt; Nautical tuh-gal-uhnt ]
/ ˌtɒpˈgæl ənt; Nautical təˈgæl ənt /

noun Nautical.

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

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Origin of topgallant forecastle

First recorded in 1830–40

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Example sentences from the Web for topgallant forecastle

  • He made his way to the topgallant-forecastle, lay down and listened.

    The Three Lieutenants|W.H.G. Kingston
  • The Lascars were below, or asleep in the shade under the topgallant-forecastle.

    In the Eastern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston