[ loh-er ]
/ ˈloʊ ər /
the lowermost hold space in a hull having 'tween decks or a shelter deck.
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Examples from the Web for lower hold
A place was broken out in the wake of the main-hatch, and a passage was opened down into the lower-hold, where we met the water.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper