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main deck

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noun Nautical.
  1. the uppermost weatherproof deck, running the full length of a ship.
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Origin of main deck

First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for main deck

Historical Examples

  • Only the blue-faced boy at the bell on the forecastle was on the main-deck.

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • He could not have been hurt, however, to get down from the poop to the main-deck in the time.'

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • One of these devices is to be fitted to the fore-deck and two on the main-deck and stern.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • That second shot was to be the signal for the whole broadside from the main-deck below.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Lots of water on the main-deck, and he splashes along; it was getting dark, too.

    Within the Tides

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for main deck

main deck

noun
  1. the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a vessel
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