crow's-nest


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crow's-nest

(krōz′nĕst′)
n.
1. A small lookout platform with a protective railing, located near the top of a ship's mast or superstructure.
2. A similar lookout platform located ashore.

crow's-nest

n
(Nautical Terms) a lookout platform high up on a ship's mast

crow's′-nest`

or crow's′ nest`,



n.
1. a platform or shelter for a lookout high on a ship's mast.
2. any similar platform raised high above the ground, as a station for a traffic officer.
[1595–1605]
Translations

crow's-nest

[ˈkrəʊznest] N (Naut) → cofa f de vigía

crow's-nest

[ˈkrəʊzˌnɛst] n (Naut) → coffa

crow

(krəu) noun
1. the name given to a number of large birds, generally black.
2. the cry of a cock.
verb
1. (past tense crew) to utter the cry of a cock.
2. to utter a cry of delight etc. The baby crowed with happiness.
ˌcrow's-ˈnest noun
a shelter at the masthead of a ship, used as a lookout post.
References in classic literature ?
In the fire-side narrative of Captain Sleet, entitled A Voyage among the Icebergs, in quest of the Greenland Whale, and incidentally for the re-discovery of the Lost Icelandic Colonies of Old Greenland; in this admirable volume, all standers of mast-heads are furnished with a charmingly circumstantial account of the then recently invented crow's-nest of the Glacier, which was the name of Captain Sleet's good craft.
Across the void the interior of the second cube, which floats above the level of the floor, provides two bathrooms, while its roof becomes a landing for the most minimal of stairs to the third, a crow's-nest bedroom, and to the roof terrace.
Stairs to the crow's-nest, of wooden risers and treads only 60mm thick, are carefully connected without a supporting beam.