- (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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Examples from the Web for gun deck
Nor did her gun-deck appear to me particularly roomy for her burthen.Impressions of America
The gun-deck mounted twenty-eight guns, all twelve-pounders.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
In a ship of war it should be below the lowest battery or gun-deck.Barometer and Weather Guide
Then at last the long 18-pounders on the gun-deck got a word in.Sea Stories
We must flog them when we catch them, whether she has one gun-deck or two.Pike & Cutlass