deck passage


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

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  • deck passenger noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of deck passage1

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

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Example Sentences

In ordinary times fares ranged from ₱50 saloon accommodation to ₱8 a deck passage.

Jim said we could take deck passage on a steamboat now, and the money would last us as far as we wanted to go in the free States.

That warn't enough to take us fourteen hundred mile, deck passage nor no other way.

It was doubtless the former, since he had said his parents were wealthy, and he only traveled deck passage because it was cooler.

At half-past ten, sir, then being slightly under the influence of liquor, he accepted the price of a deck passage to Stockton.


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