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hurricane deck

a deck at the top of a passenger steamer, having a roof supported by light scantlings.
Origin of hurricane deck
1825-35, Americanism
Related forms
hurricane-decked, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From the hurricane-deck Ramsey looked down with wet eyes to the meek mourner returning aboard on the arm of her Otto.

    Gideon's Band George W. Cable
  • I went on the hurricane-deck to get a better view of the wreck.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • The central compartment was filled with water, and the masts, sails, smoke-stack and hurricane-deck were practically destroyed.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
  • In another minute, all hands were climbing the ladder to the hurricane-deck.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • The sea swept over the hurricane-deck, and struck heavily upon the planks overhead.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • The hurricane-deck, over the after cabin, was the favorite resort of the passengers.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • Disappointed I stepped on to the hurricane-deck, which was almost a continuation of the roof of the wheel-house.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • As I gained the hurricane-deck the scene was enchanting, and, alas!

  • All our extra stools and chairs had been arranged on the quarter-deck, forecastle, and hurricane-deck.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • When they reached the hurricane-deck they were in the middle of the stream.

    Gideon's Band George W. Cable
British Dictionary definitions for hurricane-deck

hurricane deck

a ship's deck that is covered by a light deck as a sunshade
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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