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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foredecknoun

    the deck between the bridge and the forecastle


  1. foredecknoun

    The part of the deck of a ship or boat that lies forward of the mast

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Foredecknoun

    The anterior part of the ship.

    Etymology: fore and deck.

    I to the foredeck went, and thence did look
    For rocky Scylla. George Chapman, Odyssey, b. xii.


  1. foredeck

    The forecastle ( (listen) FOHK-səl; contracted as fo'c'sle or fo'c's'le) is the upper deck of a sailing ship forward of the foremast, or, historically, the forward part of a ship with the sailors' living quarters. Related to the latter meaning is the phrase "before the mast" which denotes anything related to ordinary sailors, as opposed to a ship's officers.


  1. foredeck

    The foredeck is the forward part of a ship's main deck. It is located near the bow, which is the front part of the ship. This area is often used for handling sails, ropes, and anchor chains, among other tasks. It can also provide a vantage point for crew members to look out for any potential obstacles, ships, or changes in weather conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foredecknoun

    the fore part of a deck, or of a ship

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foredeck

    fōr′dek, n. the forepart of a deck or ship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foredeck in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foredeck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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