quarter-deck

quarterdeck

[kwawr-ter-dek]
noun Nautical.
the part of a weather deck that runs aft from the midship area or the mainmast to the stern or poop of a vessel.

Origin:
1620–30

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quarterdeck (ˈkwɔːtəˌdɛk)
 
n
nautical the after part of the weather deck of a ship, traditionally the deck on a naval vessel for official or ceremonial use

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