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poop deck

a weather deck on top of a poop.
Origin of poop deck
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On board the barque Captain Sartoris paced the poop-deck in solitude.

  • Seas creamed and licked the poop-deck edge, now to starboard, now to port.

  • It was now the Sabbath, and at nine o'clock all hands were summoned to the poop-deck for the customary worship.

    Tales of the Chesapeake George Alfred Townsend
  • Upon that he quitted Vigitello, and slowly, thoughtfully, returned to the poop-deck.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • Captain Swarth, prone upon the poop-deck, was the first to waken.

  • He had mounted to the poop-deck, and was walking towards the wheel.

    Sail Ho! George Manville Fenn
  • A great hulk of a man was lounging over the rail of the poop-deck, looking down over the dock.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • On the poop-deck was a familiar figure, short, rotund and blue.

    Aliens William McFee
  • Also that part of the poop-deck which is continued forward beyond the bulk-head of the cabin.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for poop-deck

poop deck

(nautical) the deck on top of the poop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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