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half deck

noun
1.
(in a sailing ship) the portion of the deck below the upper or spar deck and aft of the mainmast.
Origin of half deck
1620-1630
1620-30
Related forms
half-decker, noun
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  • Now they were come to the prow, and there was a half deck under which they were set, out of reach of the wind and water.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • We fall in according to our terms and march round to the half deck, the fourth term leading, the others following in order.

  • Now aft, near the tiller, a small boat was bound on the half deck of the Raven.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • We then arranged to eat with the mate and another passenger above on the half deck.

  • My own clothes—the clothes which I had worn when I scrambled down the fox's earth—were forward, under the half deck.

    Jim Davis John Masefield

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