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[dek-hous] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊs/
noun, plural deckhouses
[dek-hou-ziz] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
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
First recorded in 1855-60; deck + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Come on back here—behind the deckhouse," advised Blake to his chum and Macaroni.

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

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • He promised to give Cliffe part of the deckhouse, and they afterward talked of something else.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • Jorgenson, outside the door of Mrs. Travers' part of the deckhouse, waited for the answer.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • A confused uproar was going on, and Evelyn thought she could distinguish the beating of heavy rain upon the deckhouse.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • They passed round the deckhouse and Hilliard could not hear the reply.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • This deckhouse in all probability was constructed to form the tomb.

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

    Brandon of the Engineers Harold Bindloss
  • And it had come from one of only two possible directions: from aft, or from the deckhouse; and the deckhouse was empty.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • At sea the boat was probably carried on top of the deckhouse.

British Dictionary definitions for deckhouse


a houselike cabin on the deck of a ship
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