- cargo carried on an open deck of a ship.
Origin of deck load
First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for deck load
There was a piano, with a deck-load of music, and more in a tender.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
She carried a deck-load of timber, and her hold was evidently full of timber.The Last Entry
William Clark Russell
They put a deck-load of lumber on her; at least it was an apparent deck-load.Our Navy in the War
After giving these orders he hopped up on the deck-load to direct the course of the incoming shark.
The deck-load of lumber is always stowed with the shear of the ship and flush with the sides or bulwarks.