Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, the elevated platform built across the prow of a galley for boarding, etc.

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  • noun nautical The raised platform above the main artillery in the bow of the type of galleys used from the 15th to the 19th centuries, used as a fighting platform and command post.

Etymologies

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From French rambade, rambate. Compare with Italian rambata and Spanish arrumbada

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