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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Forecastle \Fore"cas`tle\ (?; sailors say ?), n. (Naut.)
(a) A short upper deck forward, formerly raised like a
castle, to command an enemy's decks.
(b) That part of the upper deck of a vessel forward of the
foremast, or of the after part of the fore channels.
(c) In merchant vessels, the forward part of the vessel,
under the deck, where the sailors live.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow
of a merchant ship where the crew is housed [syn:
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