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gun deck

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  1. (formerly, on a warship) any deck, other than the weather deck, having cannons from end to end.

Origin of gun deck

First recorded in 1670–80
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Historical Examples

  • Nor did her gun-deck appear to me particularly roomy for her burthen.

    Impressions of America

    Tyrone Power

  • The gun-deck mounted twenty-eight guns, all twelve-pounders.

  • In a ship of war it should be below the lowest battery or gun-deck.

  • Then at last the long 18-pounders on the gun-deck got a word in.

  • We must flog them when we catch them, whether she has one gun-deck or two.

    Pike & Cutlass

    George Gibbs