- the weather deck of a vessel behind the bridge house or midship section.
Origin of afterdeck
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Examples from the Web for afterdeck
It was quite black on the afterdeck by this time, minus lanterns.An Autobiography
The two sat on the afterdeck and watched the stars for a few moments.The Pirates of Shan
Harold Leland Goodwin
More than a dozen of the crew and officers were gathered on the afterdeck.
There he could see through the dim pane of the door, gaining a view of the afterdeck.
It contracted as he watched into bulging muscular rings and withdrew from the afterdeck.
- nautical the unprotected deck behind the bridge of a ship
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