Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Upon deck: as, the above-deck cargo.
  • Figuratively, without artifice; aboveboard: as, his dealings are all above-deck.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective On deck; and hence, like aboveboard, without artifice.

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  • adjective On deck; and hence, like aboveboard, without artifice; smart

Etymologies

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above + deck

Examples

  • There was a central cabin abovedeck and a narrow high poop from which a figure was steering the ship by means of an enormous oar.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • With his practiced eye, Jones could tell at once she was oversparred, with too much weight abovedeck.

    John Paul Jones

  • With his practiced eye, Jones could tell at once she was oversparred, with too much weight abovedeck.

    John Paul Jones

  • The death struggle had become two battles, a race to extinction on two fronts, one abovedeck, one below.

    John Paul Jones

  • The death struggle had become two battles, a race to extinction on two fronts, one abovedeck, one below.

    John Paul Jones

  • In a matter of moments, the only people remaining abovedeck were the pirate crewmen and those few slaves Etta had chosen to hold Kennit down.

    The Mad Ship

  • He could have stayed abovedeck, he could have insinuated himself back into the routine as ship's boy.

    Ship Of Magic

  • Lucy found herself half wishing she was abovedeck to cheer him on.

    Thief Of Hearts

  • Somewhere abovedeck, a mast snapped with the macabre crack of splintering bone.

    Thief Of Hearts

  • Given his erratic behavior since bringing Lucy aboard, his crew was probably abovedeck plotting mutiny.

    Thief Of Hearts

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