three decker

three-decker

[three-dek-er]
noun
1.
any ship having three decks, tiers, etc.
2.
(formerly) one of a class of sailing warships that carried guns on three decks.
3.
a sandwich made of three slices of bread interlaid with two layers of filling; club sandwich.
4.
something having three layers, levels, or tiers.
Also called triple-decker (for defs 3, 4).


Origin:
1785–95

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three-decker
 
n
1.  a.  anything having three levels or layers
 b.  (as modifier): a three-decker sandwich
2.  a warship with guns on three decks

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