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hurricane deck

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
Related forms
hurricane-decked, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My younger brother appeared on the hurricane deck, and shouted to Brown to stop at some landing or other a mile or so below.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • And he walked regularly on the hurricane deck with his sister.

    Hurricane Island H. B. Marriott Watson
  • Maybe it didn't feel good to be on the hurricane deck of a good horse once more!

    Raw Gold Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Above it is the hurricane deck, provided with a railing and benches to sit upon.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • We obtained the best view from the hurricane deck of the Benton, where there could be no special danger from splinters.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Going up to the hurricane deck he poked his head in the pilot house.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford
  • When night came on my bunkie and I, along with others, spread our blankets on the hurricane deck back of the smokestacks.

  • This brought to mind the fight on the hurricane deck, and he smiled.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • Norah Linton had tucked herself away behind a boat on the hurricane deck, and there Cecilia Rainham found her just after dusk.

    Back To Billabong Mary Grant Bruce
  • The Confederates had raised her so that her hurricane deck was above the surface.

British Dictionary definitions for hurricane deck

hurricane deck

a ship's deck that is covered by a light deck as a sunshade
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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