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flight deck

noun
1.
Navy. the upper deck of an aircraft carrier, constructed and equipped for the landing andtakeoff of aircraft.
2.
Aeronautics. (in certain aircraft) an elevated compartment containing the instruments and controls used by the pilot, copilot, and flight engineer to operate the aircraft.
Origin of flight deck
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • The wheelhouse broke into a flurry of activity and a moment later he could hear the sounds of the jets taking off the flight deck.

    Decision Frank M. Robinson
  • Dawson and Freddy Farmer went down onto the flight deck and over to where crew men were checking over their Dauntless.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • A couple of minutes later he was leading the way up the ladder to the flight deck.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Dave grinned and nodded silently, and started along the flight deck with Freddy.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • The MK-11 had cleared the flight deck of the Jap carrier and was prop clawing upward.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
British Dictionary definitions for flight deck

flight deck

noun
1.
the crew compartment in an airliner Compare cockpit (sense 1)
2.
the upper deck of an aircraft carrier from which aircraft take off and on which they land
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