forecastle

noun fore·cas·tle \ ˈfōk-səl ; ˈfȯr-ˌka-səl \
variants: or play \ˈfōk-səl\

Definition of forecastle

1 : the forward part of the upper deck of a ship
2 : the crew's quarters usually in a ship's bow

First Known Use of forecastle

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FORECASTLE Defined for English Language Learners

forecastle

Definition of forecastle for English Language Learners

  • : the front part of the upper deck of a ship where the sailors usually live


FORECASTLE Defined for Kids

forecastle

noun fore·cas·tle \ ˈfōk-səl \

Definition of forecastle for Students

1 : the forward part of the upper deck of a ship
2 : quarters for the crew in the forward part of a ship


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