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deckhouse

[dek-hous]
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noun, plural deck·hous·es [dek-hou-ziz] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊ zɪz/. Nautical.
  1. any enclosed structure projecting above the weather deck of a vessel and, usually, surrounded by exposed deck area on all sides.Compare superstructure(def 4).
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Origin of deckhouse

First recorded in 1855–60; deck + house
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Related Words for deckhouse

box, shed, chalet, room, shack, shelter, shanty, camp, hut, lodge, cottage, home, compartment, berth, cot, crib, quarters, hovel, caboose, deckhouse

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Historical Examples of deckhouse

  • Mrs. Travers heard his footsteps pass along the side of the deckhouse.

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  • Then he took up the binoculars from the roof of the deckhouse.

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  • Ever since she had secluded herself in the deckhouse in great distress.

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  • On the after deck between the Cage and the deckhouse Lingard waited, lantern in hand.

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  • This was as far as he would go, for he knew very well that she was not in the deckhouse.

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British Dictionary definitions for deckhouse

deckhouse

noun
  1. a houselike cabin on the deck of a ship
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