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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 ?
Even the great bulldog, belonging to a sporting passenger, seemed to yield to its gentle influences, and forgetting his yearning to come to close quarters with the baboon in a cage on the foc'sle, snored happily at the door of the cabin, dreaming no doubt that he had finished him, and happy in his dream.
The sailors in their quarters in the foc'sle have little to do.