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main deck

noun, Nautical.
the uppermost weatherproof deck, running the full length of a ship.
Origin of main deck
First recorded in 1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Cal'late the whale had ventilators and a skylight in his main deck?

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The men waited on the main deck for the words that end the voyage.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • The other watch plunged down on the main deck to haul up the sail.

  • "No go," said Vallington, as we met together on the main deck.

    Breaking Away Oliver Optic
  • George Fleming had stopped at the head of the stairway to the main deck.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • Harvey was strolling about on the main deck, smoking his first pipe for many weeks.

    Tessa Louis Becke
  • I don't know how it happened, but the janandra's on the main deck now.

    The Winds of Time James H. Schmitz
  • Many of the crew were in evidence, pulling on ropes on the main deck below us.

  • It is evident that they expect our main deck frequently to be filled with water.

  • On the main deck, no one would suspect that she was composed of two boats.

    Down South Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for main deck

main deck

the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a vessel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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