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main deck

noun, Nautical
1.
the uppermost weatherproof deck, running the full length of a ship.
Origin of main deck
1740-1750
1740-50
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  • About noon the trees were visible from the mast, and in the afternoon from the main deck.

    The Moravians in Georgia Adelaide L. Fries
  • The other watch plunged down on the main deck to haul up the sail.

  • The water had reached her main deck; all her men were now on the spar deck, where they yet served the pivot guns.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • "No go," said Vallington, as we met together on the main deck.

    Breaking Away Oliver Optic
  • I ate alone on the main deck in front of my cabin, with Nelson in attendance.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • George Fleming had stopped at the head of the stairway to the main deck.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • The boys standing on the main deck just below the bridge heard the owner of the yacht putting sharp questions.

  • I don't know how it happened, but the janandra's on the main deck now.

    The Winds of Time James H. Schmitz
  • Likewise he hoisted in the ladder at the break of the poop that leads down to the main deck.

  • It is evident that they expect our main deck frequently to be filled with water.

British Dictionary definitions for main deck

main deck

noun
1.
the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a vessel
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