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deckhouse

[dek-hous] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊs/
noun, plural deckhouses
[dek-hou-ziz] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
Nautical
1.
any enclosed structure projecting above the weather deck of a vessel and, usually, surrounded by exposed deck area on all sides.
Compare superstructure (def 4).
Origin of deckhouse
1855-1860
1855-60; deck + house
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British Dictionary definitions for deckhouse

deckhouse

/ˈdɛkˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a houselike cabin on the deck of a ship
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