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lower hold

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
noun, Nautical
the lowermost hold space in a hull having 'tween decks or a shelter deck. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A place was broken out in the wake of the main-hatch, and a passage was opened down into the lower-hold, where we met the water.

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper

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