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quarterdeck

[ kwawr-ter-dek ]
/ ˈkwɔr tərˌdɛk /
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noun Nautical.

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

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Origin of quarterdeck

First recorded in 1620–30
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British Dictionary definitions for quarterdeck

quarterdeck
/ (ˈkwɔːtəˌdɛk) /

noun

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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