Origin of decker
- a floorlike surface wholly or partially occupying one level of a hull, superstructure, or deckhouse, generally cambered, and often serving as a member for strengthening the structure of a vessel.
- the space between such a surface and the next such surface above: Our stateroom was on B deck.
verb (used with object)
- to prepare for combat, as by removing all unnecessary gear.
- to prepare for some activity or work, as by getting rid of hindrances.
- Nautical.to rise from bed.
- to fall, drop, or be knocked to the ground or floor.
- Baseball.next at bat; waiting one's turn to bat.
- Informal.next in line; coming up; scheduled.
- Informal.prepared to act or work; ready.
Origin of deck
Synonyms for deck
Examples from the Web for decker
Contemporary Examples of decker
Decker, 26, chatted with The Daily Beast about the role, her transition from modeling to acting, and much more.Brooklyn Decker on Her ‘Horrible’ Modeling Experiences, Marriage, and Cracking Hollywood
April 11, 2014
While BFF Decker landed the cover, Teigen was named “rookie of the year,” launching her career as a smoldering centerfold.Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Chrissy Teigen Weds John Legend
September 15, 2013
“For Christie, part of why people like him is that he tells people where to go,” said Decker.Obama Escapes Scandals in New Jersey, but What’s in It for Christie?
May 29, 2013
“The visibility of these children will help do away with myths and reduce stigma,” Decker told me.Republican Candidates' Baby Boom
June 19, 2011
Decker does haunt her, over this decision and the path not taken.Damages' Bloody Finale
April 20, 2010
Historical Examples of decker
"Uncle Decker," Tabitha's voice interrupted his meditations.
"By Jove, the lad is right," muttered Decker Simmons to himself.
Have you ever seen one of England's old wooden walls—a three decker?
So Decker: "Talke of none but lords and such ladies with whom you have plaid at Primero."Microcosmography
"I've thought of a plan, Joey dear," said Mrs. Decker, when he had departed.Tales of the Argonauts
- the horizontal platform that supports the turntable and pick-up of a record player
- See tape deck
- to fall to the floor or ground, esp in order to avoid injury
- to prepare for action
- to get out of bed
Word Origin for deck
"knock down," c.1953, probably from deck (n.) on the notion of laying someone out on the deck. Related: Decked; decking.
"covering over part of a ship," mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Middle Low German verdeck (or a related North Sea Germanic word), a nautical word, from ver- "fore" + decken "to cover, put under roof," from Proto-Germanic *thackjam (related to thatch, q.v.).
Sense extended early in English from "covering" to "platform of a ship." "Pack of cards" is 1590s, perhaps because they were stacked like decks of a ship. Deck chair (1884) so called because they were used on ocean liners. Tape deck (1949) is in reference to the flat surface of old reel-to-reel tape recorders.
"adorn" (as in deck the halls), early 15c., from Middle Dutch dekken "to cover," from the same Germanic root as deck (n.). Meaning "to cover" is from 1510s in English. Replaced Old English þeccan. Related: Decked; decking.
In addition to the idiom beginning with deck
- deck out
- clear the decks
- hit the deck
- on deck