- a deck at the top of a passenger steamer, having a roof supported by light scantlings.
Origin of hurricane deck
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for hurricane deck
I went on the hurricane-deck to get a better view of the wreck.Up the River
By this time our passengers had seen all there was to be seen from the hurricane-deck of the steamer.
In another minute, all hands were climbing the ladder to the hurricane-deck.
The hurricane-deck, over the after cabin, was the favorite resort of the passengers.Up The Baltic
It is among the trees high up, on a level with the hurricane-deck.The Death Shot
- a ship's deck that is covered by a light deck as a sunshade