- a superstructure deck on which most of the lifeboats of a ship are stowed.
Origin of boat deck
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for boat deck
The boat-deck was almost deserted; the snapping of the wireless had ceased.
Kasia did not return to the rendezvous on the after boat-deck.
Along each side of the boat-deck there is a continuous line of boats.An Unsinkable Titanic
John Bernard Walker
We used to get up on the boat-deck and turn them off like hot cakes.A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill
Alice Hegan Rice
But the men on the boat-deck were in no mood to pay attention to whistles.Command
- the deck of a ship on which the lifeboats are kept
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