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[dek-hous] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊs/
noun, plural deckhouses
[dek-hou-ziz] /ˈdɛkˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
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
1855-60; deck + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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 areas.
  • The main hatch is amidships between the mast and the deckhouse.
  • Two hatches, fore and aft of the main deckhouse, opened into the cargo holds.
  • Note deckhouse aft and stacked fishing dories amidships.
  • The manhole cover plate to the void below the forward starboard wing tank deckhouse was not secured in place.
  • The vessel was built with a single welded steel deckhouse with an elevated steel pilothouse, which remains without modification.
  • The crewman is caught off guard and is thrown forward, slamming his head into the deckhouse wall.
  • It requires the removal of deckhouse enclosures and other detachable parts while the submarine is still afloat.
British Dictionary definitions for deckhouse


a houselike cabin on the deck of a ship
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