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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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  • A few days later Helen and I stood far forward on the boat deck, straining our eyes for the first glimpse of land.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • She was well aft on the boat deck, where the rail was not so crowded as it was forward.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • He was marching round and round the boat deck with characteristic determination.

  • Nobody is allowed to go on the boat deck beyond the smoke-room.

    Five Months on a German Raider Frederic George Trayes
  • In a dream he waited for her at the saloon door, held her coat, and mounted beside her to the boat deck.

    The Nest Builder Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
  • They were firemen off duty, who afterwards were up on the boat deck helping to man the boats.

    Titanic Filson Young
  • The boat deck was an uncovered deck, on which the boats were placed.

    Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' British Government
  • The engine-room watch came up white round the lips and sprawled over the boat deck without speech.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I proceeded down the boat deck to my station opposite boat No. 10.

  • Wetherbee landed easily on the boat deck of the Fernshawe well away aft.

British Dictionary definitions for boat deck

boat deck

the deck of a ship on which the lifeboats are kept
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