trunk cabin



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

Origin of trunk cabin

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trunk cabin

Historical Examples of 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


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