deck load

noun Nautical.
cargo carried on an open deck of a ship.

Origin:
1750–60

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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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