Fore"cas`tle (?; sailors say ), n. Naut. (a)

A short upper deck forward, formerly raised like a castle, to command an enemy's decks.


That part of the upper deck of a vessel forward of the foremast, or of the after part of the fore channels.


In merchant vessels, the forward part of the vessel, under the deck, where the sailors live.


© Webster 1913.

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