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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. 2017.
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  • About noon the trees were visible from the mast, and in the afternoon from the main deck.

    The Moravians in Georgia Adelaide L. Fries
  • I don't know how it happened, but the janandra's on the main deck now.

    The Winds of Time James H. Schmitz
  • The water had reached her main deck; all her men were now on the spar deck, where they yet served the pivot guns.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • It is evident that they expect our main deck frequently to be filled with water.

  • I ate alone on the main deck in front of my cabin, with Nelson in attendance.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • On the main deck, no one would suspect that she was composed of two boats.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • The boys standing on the main deck just below the bridge heard the owner of the yacht putting sharp questions.

  • I went down to the main deck, and placed Buck on one side, and Hop on the other.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • Likewise he hoisted in the ladder at the break of the poop that leads down to the main deck.

  • It was quite calm at the time, and our main deck ports were open.

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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