shelter deck

noun Nautical.
1.
a weather deck covering a space not considered fully watertight.
2.
the 'tween deck beneath this.

Origin:
1910–15

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shelter deck

noun
upper deck having no overhead protection from the weather, but sheltering the deck below [syn: weather deck
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Example sentences
The shelter deck contained equipment and fishing gear.
The main deck was divided into crew quarters, an enclosed fish-processing space, and a shelter deck.
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