fore·​deck | \ ˈfȯr-ˌdek How to pronounce foredeck (audio) \

Definition of foredeck

: the forepart of a ship's main deck

Examples of foredeck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moskito has a large foredeck for the tender and crane, along with a lounge, while the main socializing happens on the flybridge, with its hardtop and Jacuzzi. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2021 The foredeck, meanwhile, comes equipped with a spa pool plus storage and a crane for launching the jet ski. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2021 The master suite not only has a view on both sides, but a forward window to look out over the foredeck. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2021 Outside, meanwhile, there is a helipad on the foredeck, a large swimming pool aft, a beach club and a supercar garage. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 Mar. 2021 When not in use, or when the foredeck needs to be cleared for the helipad, the pool can empty in seconds and the sides disappear. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 19 Mar. 2021 Fulwell ran the foredeck flawlessly despite having learned to sail only in March. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, 14 July 2018 Goussev and Lhamon were the main drivers, Hearsey McKay was a master trimmer and ran the headsails, and Buell – who was able to only sail the first leg – did foredeck work, which includes taking down and putting up the correct sails. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, 14 July 2018 Multiple laboratories sit in cargo containers around the ship, and cranes on the foredeck lift scientific instruments overboard. Chris Mooney, Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of foredeck

1565, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2021

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“Foredeck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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