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lower deck

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun, Nautical.
the lowermost deck in a hull having two or three decks.
the deck next above the lowermost, or orlop, deck in a hull having four or more decks.
Origin of lower deck
First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Two days wore away, one holding the upper and the other the lower deck.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • The tail of his eye had swung round to take in the lower deck.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • Among them St. Clair stood on the lower deck and looked at Jamie.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • Tom was standing just under her on the lower deck, as she fell.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • In a few seconds the fourteen men stood like shadows on the lower deck.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • The men should all be on the lower deck making ready to sail.

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland
  • The Arabs began to harangue the occupants of the lower deck.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
  • Buck and Hop were attending to the mules on shore, and I saw no one on the lower deck.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • This river-craft was a double-decker, propelled by oars from the lower deck.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong
  • When a chain-cable is used, the stopper works from a beam on the lower deck.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for lower deck

lower deck

the deck of a ship situated immediately above the hold
(informal) the petty officers and seamen of a ship collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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