from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short, houselike structure on the upper deck of a ship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cabin that protrudes above a ship's deck.


deck +‎ house (Wiktionary)


  • I built a dodger (this shields the deckhouse from the wind) and installed a circular sofa whose center could be raised and stripped of its cushions to form a circular table; with the center level on the springs, its cushions in place, four or even five flopped-out sailors could rest or read, and when it was lifted eight people could dine.


  • Far behind the deckhouse were the piers of Fyrad where the swift coaster had brought him from Cyad, far more swiftly than taking the North Highway.

    The Chaos Balance

  • In the deckhouse was a wildly-incoherent and unfinished letter, to her containing expressions of the most passionate devotion, and begging her to pray for his soul.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • Suspended below the bag was a framework, in the center of which was built a pilot house with a short "deckhouse," so to speak, extended astern of it.

    The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest

  • "deckhouse" that encloses the structures on top of their hulls, but the move would essentially revert the program to the Navy's original "winner take all" approach.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • At the end of the pier was a rusty fishing trawler, about ninety feet long, with a tall mast near the bow and a two-story deckhouse at the stern.

    The Omega Theory

  • David waited until Lucille reached the stern and entered the deckhouse.

    The Omega Theory

  • The Benson family's quarters consisted of the main deck aft of the mainmast, the poop deck and a deckhouse above the poop deck.

    Aboard the old Reina Mercedes ship again, at least in their minds

  • I thought that cock-eyed deckhouse, deck and funnell charming and amusing.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • I stared round, hopelessly; and then with two jumps, I was on the pigsty, and from there upon the top of the deckhouse.

    The Ghost Pirates

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