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crow's-nest

[krohz-nest] /ˈkroʊzˌnɛst/
noun
1.
Nautical. a platform or shelter for a lookout at or near the top of a mast.
2.
any similar platform raised high above the ground, as a lookout or a station for a traffic officer.
Also, crow's nest.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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British Dictionary definitions for crows nest

crow's-nest

noun
1.
a lookout platform high up on a ship's mast
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