a cabin of a yacht that presents a long, low profile with a relatively unbroken line fore and aft.Compare doghouse(def 2).
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Origin of trunk cabin
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Words nearby trunk cabin
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Example sentences from the Web for trunk cabin
The Spanish vessel was Baltimore, or clipper built, with a trunk-cabin, and had every appearance of sailing fast.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for trunk cabin
nautical a long relatively low cabin above the deck of a yacht
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