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'tween deck

noun

, Nautical.
  1. any space between two continuous decks in the hull of a vessel, as between a shelter deck and a freeboard deck.


'tween deck

noun

  1. nautical a space between two continuous decks of a vessel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of 'tween deck1

First recorded in 1810–20

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Example Sentences

And they say the 'tween-deck and forecastle smells o' bedbugs and bilge-water, and they want their grog.

Tween deck beams and main deck beams were thrown across and rounded up, to give strength and camber to the decks.

Then Jukes was directed in the same subdued voice to keep the forward 'tween-deck clear of cargo.

The door into the 'tween-deck not fitting quite true, he saw a thread of dim light at the bottom.

He could perfectly imagine the coolies battened down in the reeking 'tween-deck, lying sick and scared between the rows of chests.

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