deck passage


noun

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

Origin of deck passage

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Related forms

deck 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