- overnight accommodation on a vessel other than in a regular sleeping space.
Origin of deck passage
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for deck passage
I got the loan cheerfully, and took a deck-passage to Louisville.
At Buffalo, he took a deck-passage on board a schooner bound for Erie, using his buffalo-robe and blanket to sleep on.