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fo'c's'le

[fohk-suh l] /ˈfoʊk səl/
noun, Nautical
Origin of fo'c's'le
respelling, reflecting syncope and loss of pre-consonantal r
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fo'c's'le

/ˈfəʊksəl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of forecastle
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