forecastle

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

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English Language Learners Definition of forecastle

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

forecastle

noun
fore·​cas·​tle | \ˈfōk-səl \

Kids Definition of forecastle

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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