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belowdecks

[ bih-loh-deks ]
/ bɪˈloʊˌdɛks /
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adverb Nautical.

within the hull of a vessel: Fire raged belowdecks.

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Origin of belowdecks

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  • The captain waved acknowledgment from behind the glass, and Raoul heard him ring a bell relaying his orders belowdecks.

    Shaman|Robert Shea
  • As if in answer there was another crash belowdecks, and the lurching became worse.

    Gold in the Sky|Alan Edward Nourse
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