Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The forward part of the deck of a ship, usually the main deck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The part of the deck of a ship or boat that lies forward of the mast

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fore part of a deck, or of a ship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, the forward part of the spar-deck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the deck between the bridge and the forecastle

Etymologies

From fore- +‎ deck. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the foredeck was a trap door, underneath which was a large storage compartment where they keep the helicopter.

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  • Last week the frustration was shared from the top deck of the bus to the foredeck of the luxury yacht.

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  • After lunch Dad would gather everybody on the foredeck and we'd skirl a couple of tunes and Dad would give a little pitch.

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  • We've claimed the two rocking chairs on the foredeck and sit up there and watch the yellow bank slowly rolling by.

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  •      St. Peter showed up on a barge with guns mounted foredeck and aft.

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  • The earl was standing in front of the massive window framing the majestic crags of Ben Nevis, his hands locked at the small of his back and his feet splayed as if the study were the foredeck of some mighty ship and he its captain.

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  • Simmons gave a shout of laughter from the foredeck.

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  • The wind rose as Thomas stood on the foredeck, his feet planted wide, his arms crossed over his chest as he roared instructions at his men.

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  • So, sorry to spoil all those dramatic ideas about me heroically battling with sails on the foredeck in monster seas and high winds, but this particular voyage is more about cutting down on risks, lots of preparation, and sticking it out for a very! long time rather than edge-of-your-seat action sailing.

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  • We refilled our glasses and carried them to a booth overlooking the foredeck.

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