crow's nest
crow's-nest crow's"-nest`, crow's nest crow's" nest`(kr[=o]z"n[e^]st`), n. (Naut.) A box or platform near the top of a mast, esp. in whalers, to shelter the man on the lookout. [1913 Webster]

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  • crow's-nest — crow s nest crow s nest (kr[=o]z n[e^]st ), n. (Naut.) A box or platform near the top of a mast, esp. in whalers, to shelter the man on the lookout. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crow's-nest — crow s′ nest or crow s′ nest n. 1) naut. navig. a platform or shelter for a lookout high on a ship s mast 2) trs any similar platform raised high above the ground, as a station for a traffic officer • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • crow's-nest — [krōz′nest΄] n. 1. a small, partly enclosed platform near the top of a ship s mast, for the lookout 2. any platform like this …   English World dictionary

  • crow's nest — crow s ,nest noun count a place near the top of a ship s MAST where a sailor stands to look out over the ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crow's-nest — ► NOUN ▪ a platform at the masthead of a vessel for a lookout to watch from …   English terms dictionary

  • Crow's nest — For other meanings, see Crows Nest (disambiguation). Replica of Columbus Santa María, with crow s nest in the main mast. A crow s nest is a structure in the upper part of the mainmast of a ship or structure, that is used as a lookout point. This… …   Wikipedia

  • crow's nest — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms crow s nest : singular crow s nest plural crow s nests a place near the top of a ship s mast where a sailor stands to look out over the sea …   English dictionary

  • crow's-nest — /krohz nest /, n. 1. Naut. a platform or shelter for a lookout at or near the top of a mast. 2. any similar platform raised high above the ground, as a lookout or a station for a traffic officer. Also, crow s nest. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • crow's-nest — /krohz nest /, n. 1. Naut. a platform or shelter for a lookout at or near the top of a mast. 2. any similar platform raised high above the ground, as a lookout or a station for a traffic officer. Also, crow s nest. [1595 1605] …   Useful english dictionary

  • crow's nest — N SING On a ship, the crow s nest is a small platform high up on the mast, where a person can go to look in all directions …   English dictionary

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