Forecastle meaning

fōksəl
The section of the upper deck of a ship located at the bow forward of the foremast.
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A superstructure at the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed.
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(nautical) A raised part of the upper deck at the front of a ship.
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The upper deck of a ship in front of the foremast.
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The front part of a merchant ship, where the crew's quarters are located.
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(nautical) Crew's quarters located at the forward part of a ship.
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Origin of forecastle

  • Middle English forecastel fore- fore- castel fortification castle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman forechasteil

    From Wiktionary