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bridge deck

noun, Nautical.
1.
a deck on top of a bridge house; flying bridge.
2.
the first deck in a bridge house.
3.
the deck from which a vessel is usually operated; the location of the pilot house.
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  • Its much safer, in a gale like this, to have two men on the bridge deck.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • "You're right," Mart cautiously led the way aft, as Swanson began ascending the ladder to the bridge deck.

    The Pirate Shark Elliott Whitney
  • For 550 feet amidships the sideplating of the ship was carried up one deck higher to the bridge deck.

    An Unsinkable Titanic John Bernard Walker
  • The bridge deck was deserted, and Bones raced down the ladder to the iron deck.

  • The Skipper would take his walk up and down the bridge deck, and I would take mine up and down the awning-deck aft.

    Aliens William McFee
  • As Joe Dawson returned to the bridge deck he noted some increase in the haze to the southward.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • Every now and then a mass of foam leaped over the bulwarks of the bridge deck, the water retreating through the scuppers.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • In the meantime, up on the bridge deck, Joe Dawson at first waited for the return of his chum without any feeling of curiosity.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • Joe, glad that his chum might rest at last, fought it out all alone on the bridge deck.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • After helping her into the enveloping garment, Halstead assisted her to step onto the bridge deck.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock

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