fo'c's'le


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fo'c's'le

 (fōk′səl)
n.
Variant of forecastle.
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fo'c's'le

(ˈfəʊksəl) or

fo'c'sle

n
(Nautical Terms) a variant spelling of forecastle
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Big John there's a sailorman, an' the fo'c's'le 'll do him.
TOP RIGHT: Leading Seaman Grace Aikens on fo'c's'le of the HMCS Kingston at Crawford Wharf, Kingston, Ontario.
We ate at the lovely The Fo'c's'le while day two took us to the vast Eden Project where an old clay mine has been transformed into a wonder world of vegetation from around the world.
"From a powder monkey up on the fo'c's'le," the attorney replied.
While visiting the fo'c's'le (pronounced FOKE-sul--a naval contraction for forecastle, or front of the ship), I had a look at the massive chains that hold the ship's anchors.