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orlop

[ awr-lop ]

noun

, Nautical.
  1. the lowermost of four or more decks above the space at the bottom of a hull.


orlop

/ ˈɔːlɒp /

noun

  1. nautical (in a vessel with four or more decks) the lowest deck


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Word History and Origins

Origin of orlop1

1375–1425; late Middle English overloppe < Middle Dutch over-loop covering, literally, an over-leap, equivalent to over- over- + -loopen to run, extend; leap

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Word History and Origins

Origin of orlop1

C15: from Dutch overloopen to run over, spill. See over , leap

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Example Sentences

The orlop deck between bulkheads which formed the top of the tunnel was also water-tight.

It was by this scuttle that access was obtained to all the decks below C down to the peak tank top on the orlop deck.

Already it was above the cable on the orlop deck, and there was an immense quantity between decks.

By midnight we had settled very deep in the water, which was now up to the orlop deck.

The tall, odd-looking figure that Captain Brower had pointed out, belonged to the wildest mess on the orlop deck.

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