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Definition of the noun Aftcastle

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  1. [nautical] Raised part of the upper deck at the stern of a ship.


Aftcastle a.k.a. Aftercastle: An aftercastle is the stern structure behind the mizzenmast and above the transom on large sailing ships, such as carracks, caravels, galleons and galleasses. It usually houses the captain's cabin and perhaps additional cabins, and is crowned by the poop deck, which on man-of-wars provided a heightened platform from which to fire upon other ships; it was also a place of defense in the event of boarding.

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Google previewThe National Standard Encyclopedia (1888)

A Dictionary of Literature, the Sciences and the Arts, for Popular Use

Aftcastle, aft'kas-1. An elevation on the after-part of ships of war. After-body ...

Google previewChamber's Condensed Encyclopedia (1895)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ... by D. T. Stuart

Aftcastle, aft'kas-l. An elevation the after-part of ships of war. After-body, aft'er-bo- di. That part of a ship's hull abaft the midships. After-cabin, aft'er-kab-in. The best or stern cabin of a vessel. After-damp, aft'er-damp. Choke-damp or carbonic ...

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Video shows what aftcastle means. Raised part of the upper deck at the stern of a ship.. aftcastle synonyms: aftercastle, sterncastle. Aftcastle Meaning. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1F4T1C3A1S1T1L1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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