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forecastle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forecastle  \Fore"cas`tle\  (?;  sailors  say  ?),  n.  (Naut.) 
  a  A  short  upper  deck  forward,  formerly  raised  like  a 
  castle,  to  command  an  enemy's  decks. 
  b  That  part  of  the  upper  deck  of  a  vessel  forward  of  the 
  foremast,  or  of  the  after  part  of  the  fore  channels. 
  c  In  merchant  vessels,  the  forward  part  of  the  vessel, 
  under  the  deck,  where  the  sailors  live. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forecastle 
  n  :  a  superstructure  in  the  bow  of  a  merchant  ship  where  the 
  crew  is  housed  [syn:  {fo'c'sle}] 




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