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poop deck

noun
1.
a weather deck on top of a poop.
Origin of poop deck
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • A man with a megaphone appeared on her poop deck 93 and leveled the instrument at the little group by the wheel.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • He seemed to be very nervous as he walked up and down the poop deck.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
  • Pedro Gutierrez turned black eyes upon Juan Lepe, whom he resented there on the poop deck.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • The highest that I want to get is up on the poop deck of a horse.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol Henry Harley Arnold
  • As we all stood gazing at it with dread and anxiety, I observed a person coming up on the poop deck.

  • A tank of two hundred gallons' capacity, heated within by a steam coil from the engineroom, stood on the poop deck.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • We will now return to the more refined groups sitting and lying about listlessly on the poop deck.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • The Captain was walking up and down the poop deck smoking a cigar, seemingly in good humor with his new mate.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
  • The silence is unbroken except for the measured tread of some one walking up and down on the poop deck overhead.

  • This was hoping to distract him with weather conditions from asking whom I dared to talk with on the poop deck.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
British Dictionary definitions for poop deck

poop deck

noun
1.
(nautical) the deck on top of the poop
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