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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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  • By daylight the next morning we had the hold full and a deck-load six feet high.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • There was a piano, with a deck-load of music, and more in a tender.

    Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The necessity for firing the donkey every night would soon exhaust my fuel supply; but I have a deck-load of hardwood logs!

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • She carried a deck-load of timber, and her hold was evidently full of timber.

    The Last Entry William Clark Russell
  • Apparently her hold was full; there were the first signs of a deck-load of fish to be observed.

    Billy Topsail & Company Norman Duncan
  • In order to keep awake, I decided to walk on the deck-load until Olsen relieved me.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
  • Pieces of wood temporarily nailed to the deck to secure objects in bad weather, as guns, deck-load, &c.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • The deck-load of lumber is always stowed with the shear of the ship and flush with the sides or bulwarks.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
  • Precious little since your gang on deck let that deck-load be washed overboard, grinned Raynor, as he hurried off.

  • He saw me coming up on the deck-load, and straightened up as if he thought that there was still some fight left in me.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason

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