crow's nest


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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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,, "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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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

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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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