main deck


main deck
noun
the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a large vessel
Syn: ↑second deck
Hypernyms: ↑deck

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noun
: the principal deck of a ship:
a. : the highest complete deck on a naval vessel extending the full length and width of the ship
b. : the deck next below the upper or the shelter deck on a merchant ship usually located at the end of the transverse framing; often : the uppermost continuous deck so constructed that it is possible to close securely all openings — see deck illustration, ship illustration

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Naut.
the uppermost weatherproof deck, running the full length of a ship.
[1740-50]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.