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lower deck

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun, Nautical
1.
the lowermost deck in a hull having two or three decks.
2.
the deck next above the lowermost, or orlop, deck in a hull having four or more decks.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for lower-deck

lower deck

noun
1.
the deck of a ship situated immediately above the hold
2.
(informal) the petty officers and seamen of a ship collectively
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