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[awr-lop] /ˈɔr lɒp/
noun, Nautical
the lowermost of four or more decks above the space at the bottom of a hull.
Also called orlop deck.
Origin of orlop
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English overloppe < Middle Dutch over-loop covering, literally, an over-leap, equivalent to over- over- + -loopen to run, extend; see leap Unabridged
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Examples from the web for orlop
  • Below that is the orlop deck, where the crew sleeps on bedrolls.
  • The angle irons were carried up the ship's sides above the orlop deck.
British Dictionary definitions for orlop


(nautical) (in a vessel with four or more decks) the lowest deck
Word Origin
C15: from Dutch overloopen to run over, spill. See over, leap
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