lower hold

noun Nautical.
the lowermost hold space in a hull having 'tween decks or a shelter deck.
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Provisions in the lower hold were only accessible for a few hours a day at low tide.
The interior of the vessel is largely open, with original wooden cargo battens on the side of the ship in the lower hold.
We commenced getting our battery from the lower hold of the vessel.
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