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forecastle head

noun, Nautical
the extreme fore part of a forecastle superstructure.
the extreme fore part of the main weather deck of a vessel that has no forecastle superstructure. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here were the first boats we began work on; but, first of all, I called in the lookout from the forecastle-head.

  • On the forecastle-head the ship's dog was barking as if mad.

  • The man on the forecastle-head fell silent, and watched us over his folded arms.

    My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3 William Clark Russell
  • A private conversation that you could hear on the forecastle-head!

    Denis Dent Ernest W. Hornung
  • More trouble cackled out from the forecastle-head, and more of the green gin cases were handed up to quell it.

    A Master of Fortune Cutcliffe Hyne
  • The unrest on the forecastle-head was too obvious to be overlooked.

    A Master of Fortune Cutcliffe Hyne
  • You'll go forrard and clean the forecastle-head and the fore main deck.

    A Master of Fortune Cutcliffe Hyne
  • A considerable body of men was walking around with the windlass or variously engaged on the forecastle-head.

  • The clouds now covered the whole sky so that one could see nothing on the forecastle-head.

    Command William McFee
  • He was shifted out of the forecastle up on to the forecastle-head, and a sort of tent rigged over him to keep the sun off.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif Frank T. Bullen

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