forecastle

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noun fore·cas·tle \ˈfōk-səl; ˈfȯr-ˌka-səl\

Definition of forecastle

  1. 1 :  the forward part of the upper deck of a ship

  2. 2 :  the crew's quarters usually in a ship's bow

15th Century

First Known Use of forecastle

15th century

Variants of forecastle

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FORECASTLE Defined for English Language Learners

forecastle

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noun fore·cas·tle \ˈfōk-səl; ˈfȯr-ˌka-səl\

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

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noun fore·cas·tle \ˈfōk-səl\

Definition of forecastle for Students

  1. 1 :  the forward part of the upper deck of a ship

  2. 2 :  quarters for the crew in the forward part of a ship


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