foredeck

noun
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 Fulwell ran the foredeck flawlessly despite having learned to sail only in March. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, "Sail like a girl: How an all-female team made history and won the 750-mile Race to Alaska," 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, "Sail like a girl: How an all-female team made history and won the 750-mile Race to Alaska," 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, "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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First Known Use of foredeck

1565, in the meaning defined above

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“Foredeck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foredeck. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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