Meaning of forecastle
Pronunciation: (fōk'sul, fôr'kas"ul, -kä"sul, fōr'-), [key]
— n. Naut.
- 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.
- the forward part of the weather deck of a vessel, esp. that part forward of the foremast.
- forecastle (Thesaurus)