fo'c'sle
variant of forecastle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fo'c'sle — fo c sle, fo c s le fo c s le(f[=o]k s l), n. The {forecastle}, a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed; the spelling is intended to reflect the common pronunciation among seamen. Syn: forecastle. [WordNet 1.5… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fo'c'sle — [fōk′səl] n. phonetic sp. of FORECASTLE * * * …   Universalium

  • fo'c'sle — [ˈfəuksəl US ˈfou ] n BrE the front part of a ship, where the sailors live American Equivalent: forecastle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fo'c'sle — [ fouksl ] noun count a FORECASTLE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fo'c'sle — see FORECASTLE (Cf. forecastle) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fo'c'sle — is a much reduced form of forecastle, the forward part of a ship where the crew has its quarters. In both spellings the word is pronounced fohk sǝl …   Modern English usage

  • fo'c'sle — [fōk′səl] n. phonetic sp. of FORECASTLE …   English World dictionary

  • fo'c'sle — noun living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed • Syn: ↑forecastle • Hypernyms: ↑living quarters, ↑quarters • Part Holonyms: ↑ship * * * variant of …   Useful english dictionary

  • fo'c'sle — UK [ˈfəʊks(ə)l] / US [ˈfoʊks(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms fo c sle : singular fo c sle plural fo c sles a forecastle …   English dictionary

  • fo'c'sle — [[t]fo͟ʊksl[/t]] see forecastle …   English dictionary

  • fo'c'sle — noun (C) BrE the front part of a ship, where the sailors live; forecastle AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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