foredeck

noun
fore·deck | \ ˈfȯr-ˌdek \

Definition of foredeck 

: the forepart of a ship's main deck

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Multiple laboratories sit in cargo containers around the ship, and cranes on the foredeck lift scientific instruments overboard. Chris Mooney, Washington Post, "Scientists came to explore the fabled waters of the Arctic — but their work could also change its future.," 21 Dec. 2017 The cavernous bilge, the towering foredeck, the phalanxes of Tomahawk missiles — the 900-foot dreadnought is itself a mesmeric site, and director Andrew Davis conveys the hard-iron majesty, as well as mystery, of the battleship to the hilt. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Under Siege': THR's 1992 Review," 9 Oct. 2017 Following three peals of the ship’s alarm (long, short, long), the crew members assembled on the foredeck for their first ever nighttime rescue. Hereward Holland, National Geographic, "An Up-Close Look at Refugee Rescues on the Mediterranean," 12 Sep. 2016 Following three peals of the ship’s alarm (long, short, long), the crew members assembled on the foredeck for their first ever nighttime rescue. Hereward Holland, National Geographic, "An Up-Close Look at Refugee Rescues on the Mediterranean," 12 Sep. 2016

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1565, in the meaning defined above

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