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spar deck

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noun Nautical.
  1. the upper deck of a vessel, extending from stem to stern.
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Origin of spar deck

First recorded in 1560–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • There was a scramble for the spar-deck and a rush overboard.

    The Monitor and the Merrimac

    J. L. Worden et al.

  • The prisoners were all summoned to the Spar-deck where this letter was read.

  • At this signal all the Pikemen will assemble on the spar-deck with their muskets.

  • And ten men for the spar-deck of a ship-of-the-line of three decks.

  • Rock and Teach distributed the best of the men among the guns of the spar-deck battery on the port side.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer

    Cyrus Townsend Brady