deckhouse

[ dek-hous ]
/ ˈdɛkˌhaʊs /

noun, plural deck·hous·es [dek-hou-ziz]. /ˈdɛkˌhaʊ zɪz/. Nautical.

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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deckhouse
/ (ˈdɛkˌhaʊs) /

noun

a houselike cabin on the deck of a ship
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