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poop deck

noun
1.
a weather deck on top of a poop.
Origin of poop deck
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • He seemed to be very nervous as he walked up and down the poop deck.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • The highest that I want to get is up on the poop deck of a horse.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold
  • He could see Captain Whiddon on her poop deck, pacing to and fro from rail to rail.

    The Golden Galleon Robert Leighton
  • As we all stood gazing at it with dread and anxiety, I observed a person coming up on the poop deck.

  • Farragut, calmly pacing the poop deck, called out his orders, caring nothing for the rain of shot from Fort St. Philip.

    The Civil War Through the Camera

    Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • A tank of two hundred gallons' capacity, heated within by a steam coil from the engineroom, stood on the poop deck.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The Captain was walking up and down the poop deck smoking a cigar, seemingly in good humor with his new mate.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • This was hoping to distract him with weather conditions from asking whom I dared to talk with on the poop deck.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • Auld Charlie seen him prancing up and down the poop deck wid a poipe in his mouth.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • While walking up and down the poop deck I could hear Riley and the cook working over the stowaway.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
British Dictionary definitions for poop deck

poop deck

noun
1.
(nautical) the deck on top of the poop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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