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hurricane deck

a deck at the top of a passenger steamer, having a roof supported by light scantlings.
Origin of hurricane deck
1825-35, Americanism
Related forms
hurricane-decked, adjective Unabridged
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  • The floor of the main saloon and hurricane deck were both torn in the center, fore and aft, and had collapsed.
  • Many of our boys were quartered on the hurricane deck.
British Dictionary definitions for hurricane deck

hurricane deck

a ship's deck that is covered by a light deck as a sunshade
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