Definition of forepeak in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôrpēk/


The forwardmost division of a vessel’s hull, often used in ships as a ballast tank.
Example sentences
  • I inspected most of the non-engineering parts of the vessel which included the holds, the bridge, double bottom tanks, topside tanks, forepeak, accommodation, galley and mess rooms.
  • On the main deck, the hull is arranged with forepeak, hydraulic pump room, accommodation section and fish handling area.
  • There is a self-draining anchor locker at the forepeak for convenient storage of anchor and rode.

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Syllabification: fore·peak

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