Fore peak
Peak Peak, n. [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp-pointed thing. Cf. {Pike}.] 1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. ``Run your beard into a peak.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

2. The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe. [1913 Webster]

Silent upon a peak in Darien. --Keats. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) (a) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc. (b) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it. (c) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill. [In the last sense written also {pea} and {pee}.] [1913 Webster]

{Fore peak}. (Naut.) See under {Fore}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fore peak — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fore|peak — «FR PEEK, FOHR », noun. the part of the hold of a ship in the angle formed by the bow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peak — Peak, n. [OE. pek, AS. peac, perh of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. peac a sharp pointed thing. Cf. {Pike}.] 1. A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. Run your beard into a peak. Beau. & Fl …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore — (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind}; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore bay — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore body — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore boot — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore bow — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore cabin — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore carriage — Fore Fore (f[=o]r), a. [See {Fore}, adv.] Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; opposed to {back} or {behind};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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