a light deck supported by stanchions.
the space below this, open at the sides.
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Origin of shade deck
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for shade deck
Not a single human being have I ever descried on the "shade-deck" or on the towering bridge.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
As the ship began to move a band on the shade-deck struck up "Auld Lang Syne," and immediately the floodgates were unlocked.The Relief of Mafeking|Filson Young