Definition of Crow's nest

1. Noun. Platform for a lookout at or near the top of a mast.

Generic synonyms: Platform
Group relationships: Ship



Definition of Crow's nest

1. Noun. (nautical) A small open-top shelter, originally a cask, on the top of the foremast, large enough to accommodate a lookout. It was used by whalers to watch for a blow (spout), or in icebound waters to seek a channel. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crow's Nest

croustades
crout
croute
croutes
crouton
croutons
crouts
crouzon's disease
crouzon syndrome
crow
crow's-feet
crow's-foot
crow's-nest
crow's feet
crow's foot
crow's nest
crow's nests
crow-bait
crow-eater
crow-eaters
crow-trodden
crow blackbird
crow corn
crow eater
crow eaters
crow garlic
crow pheasant
crow scarer
crow scarers
crow step

Literary usage of Crow's nest

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1. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1894)
"In the evening I went up into the crow,s-nest to sketch the coast of Greenland. First I carefully scanned the ice with the telescope to make sure there were ..."

2. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1903)
"This reef extends into the adjoining lease to the south. The following crushings are recorded from this lease:— CROW-S NEST GML ..."

3. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1898)
"This reef extends into the adjoining lease to the south. The following crushings are recorded from this lease:— CROW-S NEST GML ..."

4. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp (1878)
"(See "Crow.s Nest.)" Birlin.—A rowing and sailing boat of the Hebrides. Bitter End.—The end of a cable inside the bitts. The extreme end of a rope. ..."

5. The British Columbia Reports Being Report of Cases Determined in the Supreme by British Columbia Courts, Law Society of British Columbia (1904)
"Crow s Nest, they applied on summons for Statement The summons was heard in Vancouver, before IRVING, J., who ordered security in the sum of $500. ..."

6. Lowell, a City of Spindles by Lowell (Mass.). Trades and Labor Council (1900)
"... Church 94 First Baptist Church First Congregational Church FP Cheney.s Box Manufactory 256 Fort Hill Park, Entrance to 12 Fort Hill Park, Crow.s Nest -. ..."

7. The Maritime Provinces: A Handbook for Travellers. A Guide to the Chief by Moses Foster Sweetser, Osgood, James R., & Co., pub (1875)
"... and, climbing into the crow?s-nest, scan the scene. The ocean bounds him everywhere. Spread east and west, he views the narrow island in form of a bow, ..."

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