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[fluhsh-dekt] /ˈflʌʃˈdɛkt/
adjective, Nautical
having a weather deck flush with the hull.
Origin of flush-decked
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As the “Vestal” gained on the chase, she was discovered to be a large ship, and pronounced to be flush-decked.

    The Grateful Indian W.H.G. Kingston
  • I took her to be a flush-decked vessel, a corvette probably.

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • flush-decked ships, equipped with one tier of guns: fine vessels for warm climates, from admitting a free circulation of air.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • There were six feet of head-room below, and she was crown-decked and flush-decked.

  • She was a flush-decked vessel or corvette—large for that class of craft, with very square yards.

  • She was crown-decked and flush-decked, and had six feet of head-room below.

  • Racked into a flush-decked recess on one side of the hull was a crane arm with a two-hundred-ton lift capacity.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • She was flush-decked save a large cockpit, which opened into the cabin, and which was surrounded by a 5-inch combing.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • “She is flush-decked, and I make out ten ports on a side, sir,” answered Owen from aloft.

    The Missing Ship W. H. G. Kingston
  • flush-decked vessels are thus termed, in contradistinction to the deep-waisted.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

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