noun, plural deckhouses [dek-hou-ziz] . Nautical.
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 ).

1855–60; deck + house Unabridged
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deckhouse (ˈdɛkˌhaʊs)
a houselike cabin on the deck of a ship

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Deckhouse floor shall be covered with rubber floor matting, installed over an
  acoustic foam underlayment or equivalent.
Two pole masts, one abaft the pilothouse and the other abaft the deckhouse, are
  rigged with a signal yardarm and running lights.
The modification includes replacing the existing upper deckhouse and pilothouse
The main hatch is amidships between the mast and the deckhouse.
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