crow's nest

noun
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

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)

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First Known Use of crow's nest

1818

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CROW'S NEST Defined for English Language Learners

crow's nest

Definition of crow's nest for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CROW'S NEST Defined for Kids

crow's nest

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Definition of crow's nest for Students

: a partly enclosed place to stand high on the mast of a ship for use as a lookout

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