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deck load

noun, Nautical
cargo carried on an open deck of a ship.
Origin of deck load
1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Suddenly her bow rose op from the sea and, throwing off her watery deck load, she plunged on at half speed.
  • Heavy combers carried her deck load away, and her auxiliary engine was put out of service.
  • Her steering gear was broken down, her deck load was washed overboard, and her saloon completely wrecked and flooded.
  • Her deck load floated oil and was picked up by the city-trout boatmen.

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