[ awr-lop ]
/ ˈɔr lɒp /

noun Nautical.

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

Origin of orlop

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

/ (ˈɔːlɒp) /


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

Word Origin for orlop

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