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deckhouse

[dek-hous] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊs/
noun, plural deckhouses
[dek-hou-ziz] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
Nautical.
1.
any enclosed structure projecting above the weather deck of a vessel and, usually, surrounded by exposed deck area on all sides.
Compare superstructure (def 4).
Origin of deckhouse
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; deck + house
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  • Mrs. Travers heard his footsteps pass along the side of the deckhouse.

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  • Ever since she had secluded herself in the deckhouse in great distress.

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  • Then he took up the binoculars from the roof of the deckhouse.

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  • On the after deck between the Cage and the deckhouse Lingard waited, lantern in hand.

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  • This was as far as he would go, for he knew very well that she was not in the deckhouse.

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  • Jorgenson, outside the door of Mrs. Travers' part of the deckhouse, waited for the answer.

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  • They passed round the deckhouse and Hilliard could not hear the reply.

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  • He found the lad leaning against the deckhouse, smoking a cigarette.

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  • At sea the boat was probably carried on top of the deckhouse.

  • This deckhouse in all probability was constructed to form the tomb.

British Dictionary definitions for deckhouse

deckhouse

/ˈdɛkˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a houselike cabin on the deck of a ship
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