Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The section of a ship's hold that is within the angle made by the bow, used for trimming or for storage of cargo.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, the extreme forward part of the forehold, in the angle formed by the bow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical The part of the hold of a ship within the angle of the bow

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Examples

  • But the god changed into a dreadful lion there on the ship, in the bows, and roared loudly: amidships also he showed his wonders and created a shaggy bear which stood up ravening, while on the forepeak was the lion glaring fiercely with scowling brows.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • But the god changed into a dreadful lion there on the ship, in the bows, and roared loudly: amidships also he showed his wonders and created a shaggy bear which stood up ravening, while on the forepeak was the lion glaring fiercely with scowling brows.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • It was good to be free from the lashings that had galled us so sorely, if we were still captives indeed, and had no mind to pass from the cramped cabin, if one may call the forepeak so much, to the deck where the foemen sat and made merry with the stores they had taken from us.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing

  • 'forepeak' in the luggers where you can comfortably sleep -- that is, if you are able to sleep in such surroundings, and if the anguish of sea-sickness is absent.

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

  • The boat sheered off and made towards the shore; on board Heloise men moved on the forepeak and the chain began to grind in at the hawse.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • Trevor dogged down the forepeak, sealing all hatches and bulkheads forward of the fish hold.

    The Whale Warriors

  • I looked down at the main deck and just aft of the whaleback five deck hands were working fast, coiling a green mass of rope and stashing it forward in the forepeak.

    The Whale Warriors

  • The cable locker was at the most forward part of the forepeak, right where the hull came together at the bow.

    The Terror

  • Trevor dogged down the forepeak, sealing all hatches and bulkheads forward of the fish hold.

    The Whale Warriors

  • I looked down at the main deck and just aft of the whaleback five deck hands were working fast, coiling a green mass of rope and stashing it forward in the forepeak.

    The Whale Warriors

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