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shade deck

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noun Nautical.
  1. a light deck supported by stanchions.
  2. the space below this, open at the sides.
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Origin of shade deck

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • Not a single human being have I ever descried on the "shade-deck" or on the towering bridge.

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections

    William Archer

  • As the ship began to move a band on the shade-deck struck up "Auld Lang Syne," and immediately the floodgates were unlocked.