Definitions

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  • n. The underside of a deck (equivalent to a ceiling)

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Examples

  • This was the first time I had seen her face and not even the harsh glare of the deckhead light could mar the flawless beauty of its perfect oval, the olive complexion, the patrician little nose, the plaited coils of hair, lustrous and silky, black as a raven's wing.

    The Lonely Sea

  • Sinclair pointed to a jagged hole in the bulkhead about six feet above deck level, then indicated the scarred and pock-marked deckhead.

    San Andreas

  • Bulkheads and deckhead had been heavily starred and pock-marked by shrapnel from the exploding shell.

    San Andreas

  • Persian or Afghanistan, with a heavy gleaming weave that gave a shimmering shot-silk effect with every little movement of the Shangri-la, they stretched all the way from deckhead to deck.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • Beyond the now stooping diver was another light suspended from the deckhead.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • The searchlight control was on the wheelhouse deckhead.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • The Water level now extended from about thirty inches up on the collision bulkhead to the for'ard deckhead of the torpedo room.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • Swanson touched a switch and a loud-speaker in the deckhead crackled.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • The whole control room was twice the size of any I'd ever seen in a conventional submarine but, even so, every square inch of bulkhead space seemed to be taken up by one type or another of highly complicated looking machines or instrument banks: even the deckhead was almost invisible, lost to sight above thickly twisted festoons of wires, cables and pipes of a score of different kinds.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • From deck to deckhead, the bulkhead was covered with them.

    Ice Station Zebra

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