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fo'c's'le

[fohk-suh l] /ˈfoʊk səl/
noun, Nautical
Also, fo'c'sle.
Origin
respelling, reflecting syncope and loss of pre-consonantal r
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British Dictionary definitions for fo'c's'le

fo'c's'le

/ˈfəʊksəl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of forecastle

forecastle

/ˈfəʊksəl/
noun
1.
the part of a vessel at the bow where the crew is quartered and stores, machines, etc, may be stowed
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