Definition of Forepeak

1. Noun. (nautical) The part of the hold of a ship within the angle of the bow ¹

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Definition of Forepeak

1. the forward part of a ship's hold [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forepeak

foreordained
foreordaining
foreordains
foreordinate
foreordinated
foreordinates
foreordinating
foreordination
foreordinations
forepart
foreparts
forepassed
forepast
forepaw
forepaws
forepeak (current term)
forepeaks
forepeople
foreperson
forepersons
foreplan
foreplane
foreplanes
foreplans
foreplay
foreplays
forepleasure
forepossessed
foreprize
foreprized

Literary usage of Forepeak

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1. Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Several Matters by Great Britain Coal Commission, Coal Commission, George Douglas Campbell Argyll, Great Britain (1871)
"I am of opinion that the gas that found its way into the forepeak was generated in the forehold, making the forepeak into a receptacle for it. ..."

2. Petroleum: A Treatise on the Geographical Distribution and Geological by Boverton Redwood, George Thomas Holloway (1896)
"While she was proceeding up the river in tow, a sailor, standing on the ladder leading through the upper forepeak to the hatchway into the lower forepeak ..."

3. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1900)
"After opening the forepeak hatch I heard splashing in there. I lowered then the lamp the whole drift of its lanyard, and saw that the forepeak was more than ..."

4. Great Short Stories: A New Collection of Famous Examples from the by William Patten, Broughton Brandenburg, P.F. Collier & Son Corporation (1906)
"To avenge the Englishman's death the rest of the crew, who were chiefly English, thrust the Italian into the forepeak and let him lie there in darkness. ..."

5. Seaville: A Blue Water Adventure by Richard Miller (2004)
"He went down a chill steel ladder into the forepeak. Then mooring lines began dropping endlessly through the forepeak hatch and he guided them into coils ..."

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