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[fawr-dek, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌdɛk, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, Nautical
the fore part of a weather deck, especially between a bridge house or superstructure and a forecastle superstructure.
Origin of foredeck
1555-65; fore- + deck1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for foredeck
  • Drop anchor for a quick dip and perhaps you'll catch a fish for a foredeck barbecue.
  • The work will include repairing the stem, foredeck, and planking above the waterline alongside the foredeck.
  • Pole and line fishing vessel with live bait container on the foredeck.
  • If you open a foredeck hatch and let the fresh air flow through the boat this could be eliminated.
  • Air inlet cups will be mounted on the foredeck mast for collecting uncontaminated marine air.
British Dictionary definitions for foredeck


(nautical) the deck between the bridge and the forecastle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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