[ UK /fˈɔːkɑːsə‍l/ ]
  1. living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
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How To Use forecastle In A Sentence

  • On the tenth of May, at about 5 P. M., all hands were called to reef topsails, and a forecastle man, who was hurrying aloft to assist his companions on the foreyard, fell from only a few rattlings above the sheerpole upon the deck, and injured himself so severely as to cause his death early the next morning. Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas
  • Before I shipped that young fellow, my forecastle was a rat-pit of quarrels. Billy Budd
  • Inside the forecastle was the galley (or ship's kitchen) and quarters for such people as the boatswain, the carpenter, the cook and the master-archer. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • He sniffed down the forecastle hatch, sniffed into the galley where two Chinese cooks jabbered unintelligibly to him, sniffed down the cabin companionway, sniffed down the engine-room skylight and for the first time knew gasoline and engine oil; but sniff as he would, wherever he ran, no scent did he catch of Skipper. CHAPTER XX
  • Thus, the fore-braces run to the top of the forecastle, the main - braces to the top of the 'midship-house, and the mizzen-braces to the poop. Chapter 31
  • The rain tents are in forecastle port cabin.
  • The three islanders swarmed from the tiny forecastle, two of them leaping to the halyards and holding by a single turn, while the third fastened down the engineroom, companion and swung the ventilators around. Bunches of Knuckles
  • I was put to do all sorts of unpleasant work, such as blacking down the rigging, greasing the masts, and helping Dirty Dick to clean the caboose and sweep out the forecastle. Happy Jack and other Tales of the Sea
  • In addition to knitting, Johnson and a group of three women and one brave man meet several times a week in an empty space near the forecastle, the area of the ship where the anchor chains are stowed.
  • Without arguing this matter of my general reputation, accepting it at its current face value, let me add that I have indeed lived life in a very rough school and have seen more than the average man's share of inhumanity and cruelty, from the forecastle and the prison, the slum and the desert, the execution-chamber and the lazar-house, to the battlefield and the military hospital. FOREWORD
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