from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ship having three decks, especially one of a class of sail-powered warships with guns on three decks.
- n. Something with three levels or layers, as:
- n. A three-story apartment building.
- n. A sandwich having three slices of bread.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sailing warship that had guns on each of three decks
- n. A sandwich made from three slices of bread; a triple-decker
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel of war carrying guns on three decks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel of war carrying guns on three decks; formerly, a line-of-battle ship, such ships being of that description in the sailing navy and the earlier naval classification after the introduction of steam.
- Having three decks: as, a three-decker ship; hence, having three stories, tiers, or levels, as a piece of furniture or an old-fashioned pulpit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a warship carrying guns on three decks
- n. made with three slices of usually toasted bread
- n. any ship having three decks
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