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Aftercastle

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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.

  • also known as Aftcastle

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Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

by Ian McNeil

The aftercastle, laterknown asthe pooporquarterdeck, remained somewhatmore pronounced and provided accommodation for officers and passengers,if any.The sheer, or foreandaft curveof thedeck, was also gradually reduced, which greatly ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1C3A1S1T1L1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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