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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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  • Mr Falcon laughed, and shortly afterwards went down on the main-deck.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat
  • As it was, a good many of the beasts and all the birds roomed on the main-deck all the time.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • The lower wales, which are generally placed on the lower breadth, and so that the main-deck knee-bolts may come into them.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Only the blue-faced boy at the bell on the forecastle was on the main-deck.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • So saying I made a dash for the main-deck entrance of the saloon, which I locked, slipping the key into my pocket.

    A Middy in Command Harry Collingwood
  • He could not have been hurt, however, to get down from the poop to the main-deck in the time.'

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The officer appointed to superintend all the duties to be executed upon the main-deck during the day.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • One of these devices is to be fitted to the fore-deck and two on the main-deck and stern.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The beams of the main-deck are of American or German oak, those of the lower deck and half-deck of pitch-pine and Norwegian fir.

  • That second shot was to be the signal for the whole broadside from the main-deck below.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for main-deck

main deck

noun
1.
the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a vessel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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