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Word of the Day – Forecastle

By February 1, 2023Word of the Day

Forecastle (noun)

faw-kasl

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. / any sailors’ quarters located in the forward part of a vessel, as a deckhouse.

First recorded in 1300–50, forecastle is from the Middle English word forcastel.See fore-, castle

Example sentences

“They’re kept in the forecastle, lad. You won’t be able to access them from the rear of deck.”

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