- Navy. the upper deck of an aircraft carrier, constructed and equipped for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.
- Aeronautics. (in certain aircraft) an elevated compartment containing the instruments and controls used by the pilot, copilot, and flight engineer to operate the aircraft.
Origin of flight deck
First recorded in 1920–25
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- the crew compartment in an airlinerCompare cockpit (def. 1)
- the upper deck of an aircraft carrier from which aircraft take off and on which they land
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