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three-decker

[ three-dek-er ]
/ ˈθriˈdɛk ər /
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noun

any ship having three decks, tiers, etc.
(formerly) one of a class of sailing warships that carried guns on three decks.
a sandwich made of three slices of bread interlaid with two layers of filling; club sandwich.
something having three layers, levels, or tiers.

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Also called triple-decker (for defs. 3, 4).

Origin of three-decker

First recorded in 1785–95
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British Dictionary definitions for three-decker

three-decker

noun

  1. anything having three levels or layers
  2. (as modifier)a three-decker sandwich
a warship with guns on three decks
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