deck load

  1. cargo carried on an open deck of a ship.

Origin of deck load

First recorded in 1750–60

Words Nearby deck load Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use deck load in a sentence

  • There's a deck-load of millionaires comes here every summer, and I'm goin' to help her land one of 'em.

    Cape Cod Stories | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was quite astonishing to see the ease with which he navigated under his heavy deck-load.

    Summer Cruising in the South Seas | Charles Warren Stoddard
  • She had a considerable deck-load of cotton, and doubtless her hold was filled with the same valuable commodity.

    Fighting for the Right | Oliver Optic
  • He had an ugly trip down the coast: lost his deck load and three men overboard in a southeaster off Nantucket Shoals.

    In Exile and Other Stories | Mary Hallock Foote
  • Now, that she was deep and was rolling her deck-load to the water, it was time to think of lightening her.

    Ned Myers | James Fenimore Cooper