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[af-ter-dek, ahf-]
noun Nautical.
  1. the weather deck of a vessel behind the bridge house or midship section.
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Origin of afterdeck

First recorded in 1895–1900; after + deck
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Examples from the Web for afterdeck

Historical Examples of afterdeck

  • It was quite black on the afterdeck by this time, minus lanterns.

    An Autobiography

    Elizabeth Butler

  • The two sat on the afterdeck and watched the stars for a few moments.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • More than a dozen of the crew and officers were gathered on the afterdeck.

  • There he could see through the dim pane of the door, gaining a view of the afterdeck.

  • It contracted as he watched into bulging muscular rings and withdrew from the afterdeck.

British Dictionary definitions for afterdeck


  1. nautical the unprotected deck behind the bridge of a ship
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