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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English forecastel, forcastel, (whence also Anglo-French forechasteil), equivalent to fore- +‎ castle. Compare Dutch voorkasteel.

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forecastle (plural forecastles)

  1. (nautical) A raised part of the upper deck at the front of a ship.
  2. (nautical) Crew's quarters located at the forward part of a ship.

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