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hurricane deck

noun
1.
a deck at the top of a passenger steamer, having a roof supported by light scantlings.
Origin of hurricane deck
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
Related forms
hurricane-decked, adjective
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  • I went on board, and then to the hurricane deck, where I could obtain a good view of her.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • Just then Mr. Bixby stepped calmly into view on the hurricane deck.

    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
  • Above it is the hurricane deck, provided with a railing and benches to sit upon.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • From there he had gone to the hurricane deck, in order to obtain a better view.

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • The Scottish queen has marshaled her forces on the hurricane deck.

    The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner
  • Going up to the hurricane deck he poked his head in the pilot house.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford
  • This brought to mind the fight on the hurricane deck, and he smiled.

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine
  • I ascended to the hurricane deck, and thence to the pilot-house.

  • We went aloft to the hurricane deck, and such a sight I have never seen since!

    Natalie Ferna Vale
British Dictionary definitions for hurricane deck

hurricane deck

noun
1.
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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