forepeak

noun
fore·​peak | \ ˈfȯr-ˌpēk How to pronounce forepeak (audio) \

Definition of forepeak

: the extreme forward lower compartment or tank usually used for trimming or storage in a ship

First Known Use of forepeak

1693, in the meaning defined above

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“Forepeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forepeak. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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