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  • noun Plural form of aftercastle.

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Examples

  • The traders were transom-sterned for the most part, with aftercastles that sometimes reached almost to the mainmasts.

    Ship Of Magic

  • Likewise there were raised constructions at bow and stern, something like small forts, called forecastles and aftercastles; the former word still remaining under our modern term forecastle.

    Across the Spanish Main A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess

  • High "forecastles" and "aftercastles," and heavy tops, thus became of little use and were discarded, as were also the oars used on smaller craft, as the art of sailing became better understood and vessels more seaworthy.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

  • But as the fight was still at comparatively close quarters -- owing to the guns being small, and of no great range, -- warships were fitted with cumbrous "forecastles" and "aftercastles" (see illustration on page 69), and with heavy tops on the masts, to contain musketeers, in order to command the enemy's deck.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

  • At the same time the cumbrous forecastles and aftercastles, which must have been equally inconvenient both in action and in a sea way, were removed.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

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