American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A structure on a river steamboat containing the pilothouse and the officers' quarters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hence The elevated gallery, resembling a louver or clearstory, in a grainelevator.
- n. A structure on the hurricanedeck of a steamboat, containing the cabins for the officers. The pilot-house is on top of it.
- n. the top-most cabin deck on a steamboat
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Western U. S. A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins, etc.
- n. the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
- From the practice of naming cabins after U.S. states, the state of Texas having been recently admitted to the Union. (Wiktionary)
- After Texas (from the fact that steamboat cabins were named after states and the officers' quarters were the largest). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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