topgallant forecastle

[top-gal-uh nt; Nautical tuh-gal-uh nt]

noun Nautical.

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

Origin of topgallant forecastle

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for topgallant forecastle

Historical Examples of 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