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.
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crow's-nest

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

crow's-nest

[ˈkrəʊznest] N (Naut) → cofa f de vigía
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crow's-nest

[ˈkrəʊzˌnɛst] n (Naut) → coffa
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Concerning all this, it is much to be deplored that the mast-heads of a southern whale ship are unprovided with those enviable little tents or pulpits, called crow's-nests, in which the lookouts of a Greenland whaler are protected from the inclement weather of the frozen seas.
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.