orlop

[awr-lop]
noun Nautical.
the lowermost of four or more decks above the space at the bottom of a hull.
Also called orlop deck.


Origin:
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

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orlop or orlop deck (ˈɔːlɒp)
 
n
nautical (in a vessel with four or more decks) the lowest deck
 
[C15: from Dutch overloopen to run over, spill. See over, leap]
 
orlop deck or orlop deck
 
n
 
[C15: from Dutch overloopen to run over, spill. See over, leap]

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Example sentences
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.
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