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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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  • But the men on the boat-deck were in no mood to pay attention to whistles.

    Command William McFee
  • We used to get up on the boat-deck and turn them off like hot cakes.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice
  • In nowise influenced by the sinister import of the questioning, the duty troops on the boat-deck waken up.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • After tea, on the fourth day, everyone hurried to the boat-deck, for land was on our port side.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Along each side of the boat-deck there is a continuous line of boats.

    An Unsinkable Titanic John Bernard Walker
  • Quite suddenly the silence was broken by the sound of footsteps running along the boat-deck.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • The boat-deck was almost deserted; the snapping of the wireless had ceased.

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • As we made the boat-deck there was another ship barking out six short blasts.

    The U-boat hunters James B. Connolly
  • From a place high up on the boat-deck our traveller can watch the progress of these two lives.

    Titanic Filson Young
  • We sing up on the boat-deck every night, and now the moon is up, it's perfectly gorgeous.

    The Honorable Percival Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for boat-deck

boat deck

the deck of a ship on which the lifeboats are kept
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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