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quarterdeck

[kwawr-ter-dek] /ˈkwɔr tərˌdɛk/
noun, Nautical
1.
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
1620-1630
1620-30
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  • After nightfall on this day gasoline carried in drums on the quarterdeck was jettisoned.
  • Any problems occurring at the bases are coordinated through the quarterdeck.
British Dictionary definitions for quarterdeck

quarterdeck

/ˈkwɔːtəˌdɛk/
noun
1.
(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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