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fore·cas·tle

 (fōk′səl, fôr′kăs′əl) also fo'c's'le (fōk′səl)
n.
1. The section of the upper deck of a ship located at the bow forward of the foremast.
2. A superstructure at the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed. See Usage Note at boatswain.

[Middle English forecastel : fore-, fore- + castel, fortification; see castle.]

forecastle

(ˈfəʊksəl) ,

fo'c's'le

or

fo'c'sle

n
(Nautical Terms) the part of a vessel at the bow where the crew is quartered and stores, machines, etc, may be stowed

fore•cas•tle

(ˈfoʊk səl, ˈfɔrˌkæs əl, -ˌkɑ səl, ˈfoʊr-)

also fo'c's'le



n.
1. a superstructure at or immediately aft of the bow of a vessel, used as a shelter for stores, machinery, etc., or as quarters for sailors.
2. any sailors' quarters located in the forward part of a vessel, as a deckhouse.
3. the forward part of the weather deck of a vessel, esp. the part forward of the foremast.
[1400–50; Middle English forcastell a towerlike structure on a ship's bow < Anglo-French; see fore-, castle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forecastle - living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housedforecastle - living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
living quarters, quarters - housing available for people to live in; "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Translations
castillo de proa
etukastelli
voorkasteel

forecastle

[ˈfəʊksl] Ncamarote m de la tripulación (Hist) → castillo m de proa

forecastle

fo'c'sle [ˈfəʊksl] n [ship] → poste m d'équipage.

forecastle

n (Naut) → Vorschiff nt, → Vorderdeck nt; (in Merchant Navy) → Logis nt

forecastle

fo'c's'le [ˈfəʊksl] n (Naut) → castello di prua
References in classic literature ?
Therefore the sailor will never say, "cast anchor," and the ship-master aft will hail his chief mate on the forecastle in impressionistic phrase: "How does the cable grow?
And one of the six forecastle hands was little better.
So, while the doctor was pursuing his descriptive course of lecturing in the officers' mess, Joe reigned supreme on the forecastle, holding forth in his own peculiar manner, and making history to suit himself--a style of procedure pursued, by the way, by the greatest historians of all ages and nations.
Often, of course, the talk in the forecastle turned on drink, and the men told of their more exciting or humorous drunks, remembering such passages more keenly, with greater delight, than all the other passages of their adventurous lives.
Give me leave, sir" said Riach; "you've a good head upon your shoulders, and a good Scotch tongue to ask with; but I will leave you no manner of excuse; I want that boy taken out of this hole and put in the forecastle.
The shots that had been fired at Tarzan missed him, and he would have been upon Rokoff in another instant had not the great coward dodged backward between his two henchmen, and, screaming in hysterical terror, bolted forward toward the forecastle.
Christopher upon the sail, and brushed three of Sir Oliver's men-at-arms from the forecastle.
From cabin to forecastle it seems to have broken out like a contagion.
Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the forecastle deck.
The forecastle gun was immediately loaded and slewed round.
Had you descended from the Pequod's try-works to the Pequod's forecastle, where the off duty watch were sleeping, for one single moment you would have almost thought you were standing in some illuminated shrine of canonized kings and counsellors.
Jackson promised to knock Ah Moy's block off if he did not feed the puppy well, while Sigurd Halvorsen, in the forecastle, did his best to knock off Henrik Gjertsen's block when the latter was guilty of kicking Scraps out of his way.