crow's nest

noun

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)

Examples of crow's nest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Besides its standard-issue gourmet kitchen and spacious family rooms, the home also includes a gym, basketball court, game room, grill area, and crow's nest. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Sandra Bullock Is Selling Her Georgia Beach House for $6.5 Million," 27 Mar. 2019 The top deck of the staircase offer's a kind of crow's nest outpost with new and striking views of the Lindner Family Tennis Center property. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Lindner Family Tennis Center upgrades nearing completion, will be ready for 2018 W&S Open," 24 June 2018 No Bird Box blindfolds here, please: that crow's nest plus several screened and open porches offer views of the Atlantic—plus the property's sparkling pool. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Sandra Bullock Is Selling Her Georgia Beach House for $6.5 Million," 27 Mar. 2019 Besides its standard-issue gourmet kitchen and spacious family rooms, the home also includes a gym, basketball court, game room, grill area, and crow's nest. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Sandra Bullock Is Selling Her Georgia Beach House for $6.5 Million," 27 Mar. 2019 There's a climbing wall for energetic little ones: A zipline for thrill-seekers (don't worry, grandpa supervises): And a footbridge up to the crow's nest. Lauren Piro, House Beautiful, "World's Best Grandparents Build Their Grandkids the Most Magical Treehouse," 9 Oct. 2015 The top deck of the staircase offer's a kind of crow's nest outpost with new and striking views of the Lindner Family Tennis Center property. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Lindner Family Tennis Center upgrades nearing completion, will be ready for 2018 W&S Open," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of crow's nest

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Crow's nest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crow%27s%20nest. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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crow's nest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crow's nest

: 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

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Kids Definition of crow's nest

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

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