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lower hold

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun, Nautical.
the lowermost hold space in a hull having 'tween decks or a shelter deck. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We were very successful on the Japan ground, and nearly completed our cargo, at least the lower hold was full.

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
  • In swift rage he tried for a lower hold, feeling his enemy weaken.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • At last he succeeded in getting into the lower hold, and laying open the vast accumulation of valuable cargo that lay beneath.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif Frank T. Bullen
  • This must be a sort of steerage, and the lower hold where the cargo is stored is below us.

  • "That's something like, Lawson," he said, with a heartiness I could see was from the lower hold.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • There were a hundred tons of coal in the lower hold, and some of the small of it had been drawn up.

  • Then no small part of the lower hold of the Henlopen was stowed with shook casks; iron for hoops, &c., being also provided.

    The Crater James Fenimore Cooper
  • Our freight was wheat in the lower hold, flour betwixt decks, and cotton on deck.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The remainder of the lower hold and the bunkers were filled with coal.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The next morning I was awakened by a rumbling in the lower hold, as if the cargo was being shifted.

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