deck passage

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noun

overnight accommodation on a vessel other than in a regular sleeping space.

Nearby words

  1. deck load,
  2. deck log,
  3. deck officer,
  4. deck out,
  5. deck over,
  6. deck plate,
  7. deck shoe,
  8. deck tennis,
  9. deck watch,
  10. deck-access

Origin of deck passage

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Related formsdeck passenger, noun

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Examples from the Web for deck passage

  • I got the loan cheerfully, and took a deck-passage to Louisville.

    Famous Men of Science|Sarah K. Bolton
  • At Buffalo, he took a deck-passage on board a schooner bound for Erie, using his buffalo-robe and blanket to sleep on.

    Famous Men of Science|Sarah K. Bolton