- the lowermost of four or more decks above the space at the bottom of a hull.
Origin of orlop
Also called orlop deck.
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Examples from the Web for orlop
The carpenter reported that the water in the hold had blown up the orlop deck.Paddy Finn
W. H. G. Kingston
The orlop deck in the forepeak tank was also a water-tight flat.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'
There was a considerable number on the orlop in the afternoon.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar
He cut away three iron bars let into an aperture on the side of the ship on the orlop deck, formerly a part of her hold.American Prisoners of the Revolution
Still he prowled about the after orlop deck, and talked at large of his anxiety for the contents of the bullion-room.Chronicles of Martin Hewitt
- nautical (in a vessel with four or more decks) the lowest deck
C15: from Dutch overloopen to run over, spill. See over, leap
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