fore·​peak ˈfȯr-ˌpēk How to pronounce forepeak (audio)
: the extreme forward lower compartment or tank usually used for trimming or storage in a ship

Examples of forepeak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with the other design differentiators, the Pershing also has a custom stainless grille on the forepeak, which announces the boat’s arrival in style. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2023 The forepeak master has a queen-sized berth in a space with more than six feet of headroom. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 19 Apr. 2023 The 60 is designed for three-season cruising, with a relatively small cockpit aft and a sunbed and forward lounge on the long forepeak. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 18 Jan. 2023 The 52 was a legitimate two-master-stateroom boat, with one in the forepeak and one at amidships. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2023 And the space at the forepeak is so narrow couples will be sleeping cheek to cheek. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forepeak was in 1693

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“Forepeak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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