[ kwawr-ter-dek ]

  1. the part of a weather deck that runs aft from the midship area or the mainmast to the stern or poop of a vessel.

Origin of quarterdeck

First recorded in 1620–30

Words Nearby quarterdeck

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How to use quarterdeck in a sentence

  • Stow my quid, but I'll send some of you to feed the fishes if you try to make the f'c'sle rule the quarterdeck.

    The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine
  • Im glad youre here on my quarterdeck with me to-night, doctor.

    Cursed | George Allan England

British Dictionary definitions for quarterdeck


/ (ˈkwɔːtəˌdɛk) /

  1. nautical the after part of the weather deck of a ship, traditionally the deck on a naval vessel for official or ceremonial use

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