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boat deck

noun, Nautical
a superstructure deck on which most of the lifeboats of a ship are stowed.
Origin of boat deck
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for boat deck
  • The film opens on a lazy, stagnant river as the troupe lays spread about on a boat deck drifting downstream.
  • Part of the money from the grant will be used to rebuild the generators, rebuild the engines, and repaint the boat deck.
  • The engines exhausted into the water rather than through the stack to avoid soot on the boat deck.
  • It sits atop the skylights of the saloon deckhouse and is elevated from the boat deck only by the height of those skylights.
  • Hauling in sounding line of trolley rig using hand crank on boat deck.
  • He eventually had to tear up the boat deck and replace the tanks at a cost of thousands of dollars.
  • Everything about deck was secured as well as possible and lifelines strung out on the boat deck.
  • Access to the boat deck forward is by way of port and starboard, exterior unenclosed stairs.
  • The boat deck and house tops show significant coating failure and corroded plating.
  • The next uppermost deck, the boat deck, was devoted entirely to officers' accommodations.
British Dictionary definitions for boat deck

boat deck

the deck of a ship on which the lifeboats are kept
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