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trunk cabin

a cabin of a yacht that presents a long, low profile with a relatively unbroken line fore and aft.
Compare doghouse (def 2).
Origin of trunk cabin
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Spanish vessel was Baltimore, or clipper built, with a trunk-cabin, and had every appearance of sailing fast.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for trunk-cabin

trunk cabin

(nautical) a long relatively low cabin above the deck of a yacht
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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