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deck Idioms & Phrases


'tween decks

  • adverb in the space between decks, on a ship
    'tween decks.
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awning deck

  • noun a deck at the top of a passenger ship
    hurricane roof; hurricane deck; awning deck.
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Bell deck

  • noun a floor under the bells of an open belfry
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  • (Arch.), the floor of a belfry made to serve as a roof to the rooms below.
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Berth deck

  • the deck next below the lower gun deck. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
  • (Navy), a deck next below the gun deck, where the hammocks of the crew are swung.
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Between decks

  • adverb in the space between decks, on a ship
    'tween decks.
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  • the space, or in the space, between the decks of a vessel.
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boat deck

  • noun the upper deck on which lifeboats are stored
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Boiler deck

  • (River Steamers), the deck on which the boilers are placed.
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bridge deck

  • noun an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
    bridge.
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cargo deck

  • noun the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
    storage area; cargo area; hold; cargo hold.
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cassette deck

  • noun a tape deck for playing and recording cassette tapes
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Deck bridge

  • (Railroad Engineering), a bridge which carries the track upon the upper chords; distinguished from a through bridge, which carries the track upon the lower chords, between the girders.
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deck chair

  • noun a folding chair for use outdoors; a wooden frame supports a length of canvas
    beach chair.
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Deck curb

  • (Arch.), a curb supporting a deck in roof construction.
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Deck floor

  • (Arch.), a floor which serves also as a roof, as of a belfry or balcony.
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Deck hand

  • a sailor hired to help on the vessel's deck, but not expected to go aloft.
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Deck molding

  • (Arch.), the molded finish of the edge of a deck, making the junction with the lower slope of the roof.
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deck of cards

  • noun a pack of 52 playing cards
    pack of cards; deck.
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deck out

  • verb put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
    rig out; dress up; fig out; overdress; trick up; deck out; prink; tog out; get up; fig up; fancy up; attire; tog up; gussy up; trick out.
    • She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
    • The young girls were all fancied up for the party
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Deck roof

  • (Arch.), a nearly flat roof which is not surmounted by parapet walls.
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deck tennis

  • noun game played mainly on board ocean liners; players toss a ring back and forth over a net that is stretched across a small court
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Deck transom

  • (Shipbuilding), the transom into which the deck is framed.
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deck up

  • verb put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
    rig out; dress up; fig out; overdress; trick up; deck out; prink; tog out; get up; fig up; fancy up; attire; tog up; gussy up; trick out.
    • She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
    • The young girls were all fancied up for the party
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deck-house

  • noun a superstructure on the upper deck of a ship
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flight deck

  • noun the upper deck of an aircraft carrier; used as a runway
    flight deck.
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Flush deck

  • any continuous, unbroken deck from stem to stern.
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fourth deck

  • noun the fourth or lowest deck
    orlop; fourth deck.
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freeboard deck

  • noun the uppermost watertight deck
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Gun deck

  • noun formerly any deck other than the weather deck having cannons from end to end
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  • (Navy), a deck below the spar deck, on which the ship's guns are carried. If there are two gun decks, the upper one is called the main deck, the lower, the lower gun deck; if there are three, one is called the middle gun deck.
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Half-deck

  • that portion of the deck next below the spar deck which is between the mainmast and the cabin.
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half-decked

Half"-decked` adjective
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  1. Partially decked.
    The half-decked craft . . . used by the latter Vikings. Elton.
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hit the deck

  • verb fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger
    hit the dirt.
    • The soldiers hit the dirt when they heard gunfire
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Hurricane deck

  • noun a deck at the top of a passenger ship
    hurricane roof; hurricane deck; awning deck.
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  • (River Steamers, etc.), the upper deck, usually a light deck, erected above the frame of the hull.
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landing deck

  • noun the upper deck of an aircraft carrier; used as a runway
    flight deck.
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lido deck

  • noun an open deck including a swimming pool
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lower deck

  • noun the deck below the main deck
    lower deck.
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Main deck

  • noun the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a large vessel
    main deck.
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  • (Naut.), the deck next below the spar deck; the principal deck.
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Officer of the deck, ∨ Officer of the watch

  • (Naut.), the officer temporarily in charge on the deck of a vessel, esp. a war vessel.
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Orlop deck

  • noun the fourth or lowest deck
    orlop; fourth deck.
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  • the deck or part of a deck where the cables are stowed, usually below the water line.
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Poop deck

  • noun an exposed partial weather deck on the stern superstructure of a ship
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  • the deck forming the roof of a poop or poop cabin, built on the upper deck and extending from the mizzenmast aft.
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promenade deck

  • noun a deck at the top of a passenger ship
    hurricane roof; hurricane deck; awning deck.
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Quarter-deck

  • the part of the upper deck abaft the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.
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second deck

  • noun the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a large vessel
    main deck.
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shelter deck

  • noun upper deck having no overhead protection from the weather, but sheltering the deck below
    shelter deck.
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Spar deck

  • . (a) Same as the upper deck. (b) Sometimes a light deck fitted over the upper deck.
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sun deck

  • noun an unroofed deck
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tape deck

  • noun electronic equipment for making or playing magnetic tapes (but without amplifiers or speakers); a component in an audio system
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third deck

  • noun the deck below the main deck
    lower deck.
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To clear the decks

  • (Naut.), to remove every unnecessary incumbrance in preparation for battle; to prepare for action.
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To sweep the deck

  • (Card Playing), to clear off all the stakes on the table by winning them.
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Upper deck

  • noun a higher deck
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  • (Naut.), the topmost deck of any vessel; the spar deck.
  • the highest deck of the hull, extending from stem to stern.
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water deck

Wa"ter deck`
Definitions
  1. A covering of painting canvas for the equipments of a dragoon's horse. Wilhelm.
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weather deck

  • noun upper deck having no overhead protection from the weather, but sheltering the deck below
    shelter deck.
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