trunk cabin

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noun

a cabin of a yacht that presents a long, low profile with a relatively unbroken line fore and aft.Compare doghouse(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. trundle,
  2. trundle bed,
  3. trundler,
  4. trundletail,
  5. trunk,
  6. trunk call,
  7. trunk curl,
  8. trunk engine,
  9. trunk hose,
  10. trunk line

Origin of trunk cabin

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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Examples 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

trunk cabin

noun

nautical a long relatively low cabin above the deck of a yacht
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