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  • noun Alternative form of aftcastle.

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Examples

  • Up on the deck once more, Kennit led them into the aftercastle.

    The Mad Ship

  • In the aftercastle, doors had been forced when the slaves had hunted down the ship's officers.

    The Mad Ship

  • He caught at the side of the aftercastle ladder as another wave hit.

    Ship Of Magic

  • When she finally reached the door of the aftercastle chamber where Brashen had strung his hammock, she paused.

    Ship Of Magic

  • Slaves milled apart to open a channel to the aftercastle.

    Ship Of Magic

  • The shell could be rolled over the fo'c'sle, quarterdeck, and aftercastle in the event of attack, leaving the crew free to manipulate the ship from below, using an elaborate combination of pulleys, mirrors, and curved spying glasses.

    Thief Of Hearts

  • Late that night, Lucy lay alone on the aftercastle, a discarded pile of sail her pillow and a vast sprinkling of stars her only blanket.

    Thief Of Hearts

  • Ships of about 1570, showing high forecastle and aftercastle; from De Bry's "Voyages," 1592.

    Colonial Children

  • Before that time the guns were fought over the bulwarks, or were alone placed on the forecastle, and the aftercastle, which latter portion of the ship is now called the poop.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

  • The hold and the deck immediately below the rowers was thus left for cargo and stores, and perhaps for sleeping-places, while the deck and forecastle, and aftercastle or poop above them, were free for working the sails and for righting.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

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