boat deck


noun Nautical.

a superstructure deck on which most of the lifeboats of a ship are stowed.

Origin of boat deck

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boat deck

Historical Examples of boat deck

  • The boat-deck was almost deserted; the snapping of the wireless had ceased.

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • Kasia did not return to the rendezvous on the after boat-deck.

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • Along each side of the boat-deck there is a continuous line of boats.

    An Unsinkable Titanic

    John Bernard Walker

  • We used to get up on the boat-deck and turn them off like hot cakes.

  • But the men on the boat-deck were in no mood to pay attention to whistles.


    William McFee

British Dictionary definitions for boat deck

boat deck


the deck of a ship on which the lifeboats are kept
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