What does the word forecastle mean?

Usage examples for forecastle

  1. In the forecastle a voice is humming a song of Eva Denison's that has caught the fancy of the men; the young girl who sang it so sweetly not twenty minutes since who sang it again and again to please the crew she alone is at war with our little world she alone would head a mutiny if she could. – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  2. The men won't have them in the forecastle. – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
  3. At that moment Captain Blomsberry appeared half- clothed, and rushing in the forecastle, where his officers had preceded him- " With your permission, gentlemen, what has happened?" – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne