crow's nest


crow's nest

noun

: a platform with short walls that is high on a ship's mast and from which you can see things (such as land and other ships) that are far away

Full Definition of CROW'S NEST

:  a partly enclosed platform high on a ship's mast for use as a lookout; also :  a similar lookout (as for traffic control)

First Known Use of CROW'S NEST

1818

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