- nautical the parts of a vessel above the waterline when fully laden
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Other shots damaged the upper-works, but the armour-plating was not struck.The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885
Her blunt bows and the unusual height of her upper-works offered too much resistance to the wind.
Some part of the upper-works of the fort were within three hundred yards of the town.
Under the approaching smoke the hull and upper-works of a steamer were growing larger.The Sea-Wolf