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flight deck

noun
1.
Navy. the upper deck of an aircraft carrier, constructed and equipped for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.
2.
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
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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  • It was with a sober face that she returned to the flight deck.

  • Dave grinned and nodded silently, and started along the flight deck with Freddy.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Dawson and Freddy Farmer went down onto the flight deck and over to where crew men were checking over their Dauntless.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Then he wheeled quickly, ran across the flight deck and hurried up aloft to the flight bridge.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • To go see Sasebo we have to walk along the flight deck, and weave in and out among all those planes, okay.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for flight deck

flight deck

noun
1.
the crew compartment in an airliner Compare cockpit (sense 1)
2.
the upper deck of an aircraft carrier from which aircraft take off and on which they land
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