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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. See under Deck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See deck, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. formerly any deck other than the weather deck having cannons from end to end

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