decker

[ dek-er ]
/ ˈdɛk ər /

noun

something, as a ship or bed, having a specified number of decks, floors, levels, or the like (used in combination): The cruise ship is a five-decker.

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Origin of decker

First recorded in 1785–95; deck + -er1

Definition for decker (2 of 4)

Decker
[ dek-er ]
/ ˈdɛk ər /

noun

Thomas. Dekker, Thomas.

Definition for decker (3 of 4)

deck
[ dek ]
/ dɛk /

noun

adjective

Civil Engineering. (of a bridge truss) having a deck or floor upon or above the structure.Compare through(def 22).

verb (used with object)

Origin of deck

1425–75; (noun) late Middle English dekke material for covering < Middle Dutch dec covering, roof; (v.) < Dutch dekken to cover; cognate with German decken; cf. thatch

SYNONYMS FOR deck

OTHER WORDS FROM deck

un·decked, adjective

Definition for decker (4 of 4)

Dekker

or Deck·er

[ dek-er ]
/ ˈdɛk ər /

noun

Thomas,1572?–1632?, English dramatist.
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British Dictionary definitions for decker (1 of 3)

Decker
/ (ˈdɛkə) /

noun

a variant spelling of (Thomas) Dekker

British Dictionary definitions for decker (2 of 3)

deck
/ (dɛk) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also deck over

Derived forms of deck

decker, noun

Word Origin for deck

C15: from Middle Dutch dec a covering; related to thatch

British Dictionary definitions for decker (3 of 3)

Dekker

Decker

/ (ˈdɛkə) /

noun

Thomas. ?1572–?1632, English dramatist and pamphleteer, noted particularly for his comedy The Shoemaker's Holiday (1600) and his satirical pamphlet The Gull's Hornbook (1609)
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Idioms and Phrases with decker

deck

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