- the lowermost deck in a hull having two or three decks.
- the deck next above the lowermost, or orlop, deck in a hull having four or more decks.
Origin of lower deck
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Saying this, the good Captain descended to the lower-deck with the surgeon.True Blue
We all followed, and found ourselves the sole possessors of the lower-deck.Ben Burton
W. H. G. Kingston
In a three-decker the next is called the middle-deck, and the lowest deck on which guns are carried the lower-deck.
After he had been on board an hour, he discovered three of his shipmates insensible from drink on the lower-deck.
The lower-deck ports are said to have been only sixteen inches above the water-line, which is certainly dangerously low.A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688
- the deck of a ship situated immediately above the hold
- informal the petty officers and seamen of a ship collectively