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half deck

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noun
  1. (in a sailing ship) the portion of the deck below the upper or spar deck and aft of the mainmast.

Origin of half deck

First recorded in 1620–30
Related formshalf-deck·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for half deck

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Markitall went down under the half-deck to make the inquiry.

    The Pirate and The Three Cutters

    Frederick Marryat

  • And going down to the half-deck, he asked Esdale why he had not obeyed his orders.

    Peter Trawl

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • Mr Markitall went down under the half-deck to make the inquiry.

    The Pirate

    Frederick Marryat

  • I don't know whether it was on the quarter-deck or the half-deck.

    Dikes and Ditches

    Oliver Optic

  • This is the slipper-limpet, or half-deck, as fishermen call it.