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hurricane deck

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noun
  1. a deck at the top of a passenger steamer, having a roof supported by light scantlings.
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Origin of hurricane deck

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Related formshur·ri·cane-decked, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hurricane deck

Historical Examples

  • I went on the hurricane-deck to get a better view of the wreck.

    Up the River

    Oliver Optic

  • By this time our passengers had seen all there was to be seen from the hurricane-deck of the steamer.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • In another minute, all hands were climbing the ladder to the hurricane-deck.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • The hurricane-deck, over the after cabin, was the favorite resort of the passengers.

    Up The Baltic

    Oliver Optic

  • It is among the trees high up, on a level with the hurricane-deck.

    The Death Shot

    Mayne Reid


British Dictionary definitions for hurricane deck

hurricane deck

noun
  1. a ship's deck that is covered by a light deck as a sunshade
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