- a cabin of a yacht that presents a long, low profile with a relatively unbroken line fore and aft.Compare doghouse(def 2).
Origin of trunk cabin
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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The Spanish vessel was Baltimore, or clipper built, with a trunk-cabin, and had every appearance of sailing fast.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef
James Fenimore Cooper
- nautical a long relatively low cabin above the deck of a yacht