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fore·peak

 (fôr′pēk′)
n.
The section of a ship's hold that is within the angle made by the bow, used for trimming or for storage of cargo.
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forepeak

(ˈfɔːˌpiːk)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the interior part of a vessel that is furthest forward
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But the god changed into a dreadful lion there on the ship, in the bows, and roared loudly: amidships also he showed his wonders and created a shaggy bear which stood up ravening, while on the forepeak was the lion glaring fiercely with scowling brows.
As I did not wish to screw on the fresh-water pump so late, I went forward whistling, and with a key in my hand to unlock the forepeak scuttle, intending to serve the water out of a spare tank we kept there.
Its bent and broken wings and shattered stays sprawled amidst new splintered wood, and its forepeak stuck into the ground.