main deck

  1. the uppermost weatherproof deck, running the full length of a ship.

Origin of main deck

First recorded in 1740–50

Words Nearby main deck Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use main deck in a sentence

  • Daily ascending the companion-ladder to the main-deck aft, she gradually faded from cognisance forward.

    Hilda | Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • Farther forward, a doorway leading to the companion-way, and past the officers' quarters to the main deck.

  • The people at the main-deck guns would have rather a wet time of it.

    The Two Admirals | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • I sprang down the ladder on to the main-deck, and there found the first luff superintending the working of our heavy guns.

    A Middy of the King | Harry Collingwood
  • A huge pile occupies the main deck, leaving a narrow passage or gangway on either side, for the polemen and rowers.

    The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid

British Dictionary definitions for main deck

main deck

  1. the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a vessel

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