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- n. Alternative spelling of quarterdeck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the part of the upper deck abaft the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.
- n. That part of the upper deck abaft the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the part of the spar-deck of a man-of-war between the poop and the main-mast. It is used as a promenade by the officers only.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the stern area of a ship's upper deck
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That I might be discovered, I swung my oar in the air, jumped from rock to rock, and was guilty of all manner of livelinesses of action, until I could see the officers on the quarter-deck looking at me through their spyglasses.
I trod the quarter-deck when I was a young man, though never the deck of the Wide Awake, which is the ship of my fancy -- and of my livelihood in these latter days.
I pushed immediately onwards for the quarter-deck, where I found Commander Berry in possession of the poop, and the Spanish ensign hauling down.
He shoved me against a tree and planted himself four-square, hands thrust into pockets, quarter-deck style.
Nanty Ewart again walked his quarter-deck as if he had never tasted spirits in his life, issued the necessary orders with precision, and saw them executed with punctuality.
The parties were in some degree recalled to their more cool recollections by this expostulation, yet continued a short quarter-deck walk to and fro, upon parallel lines, looking at each other sullenly as they passed, and bristling like two dogs who have a mind to quarrel, yet hesitate to commence hostilities.
Boldheart, reclining in full uniform on a crimson hearth-rug spread out upon the quarter-deck of his schooner ‘The Beauty,’ in the China seas.
The Mexican work she chose to despise as savage; but the Spanish dresses were a treasure; and for two or three days she appeared on the quarter-deck, sunning herself like a peacock before the eyes of Amyas in Seville mantillas, Madrid hats, Indian brocade farthingales, and I know not how many other gewgaws, and dare not say how put on.
And by the time that Brimblecombe and Yeo shouted from the stern-gallery below that the quarter-deck was won, few on either side but had their shrewd scratch to show.
Amyas, towering motionless on the quarter-deck, gave his orders calmly and decisively.
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