freeboard deck

noun Nautical.

(on a cargo vessel) the uppermost deck officially considered to be watertight: used as the level from which the Plimsoll marks are measured.

Nearby words

  1. free-trade zone,
  2. free-trader,
  3. freebase,
  4. freebie,
  5. freeboard,
  6. freeboard length,
  7. freeboot,
  8. freebooter,
  9. freebooty,
  10. freeborn

Origin of freeboard deck

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019