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deck passage

overnight accommodation on a vessel other than in a regular sleeping space.
Origin of deck passage
1820-30, Americanism
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deck passenger, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At Buffalo, he took a deck-passage on board a schooner bound for Erie, using his buffalo-robe and blanket to sleep on.

    Famous Men of Science Sarah K. Bolton
  • I got the loan cheerfully, and took a deck-passage to Louisville.

    Famous Men of Science Sarah K. Bolton

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