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upper works

pl n
  1. nautical the parts of a vessel above the waterline when fully laden
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Historical Examples

  • Other shots damaged the upper-works, but the armour-plating was not struck.

    The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885

    Charles Royle

  • Her blunt bows and the unusual height of her upper-works offered too much resistance to the wind.

  • Some part of the upper-works of the fort were within three hundred yards of the town.

  • Under the approaching smoke the hull and upper-works of a steamer were growing larger.

    The Sea-Wolf

    Jack London