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deck load

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noun Nautical.
  1. cargo carried on an open deck of a ship.
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Origin of deck load

First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for deck load

Historical Examples

  • There was a piano, with a deck-load of music, and more in a tender.

    Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • She carried a deck-load of timber, and her hold was evidently full of timber.

    The Last Entry

    William Clark Russell

  • They put a deck-load of lumber on her; at least it was an apparent deck-load.

    Our Navy in the War

    Lawrence Perry

  • After giving these orders he hopped up on the deck-load to direct the course of the incoming shark.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason

  • The deck-load of lumber is always stowed with the shear of the ship and flush with the sides or bulwarks.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason