from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bridge of spacious dimensions, forming a partial deck, extending from side to side of a vessel amidships.


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  • Yet another two men were on the bridge-deck, steadying a ladder, on the top of which was perched a man for whom the slight pitching of the ship, the insufficient light, and the chilly night wind were proving no deterrent in the execution of his task.

    The Lonely Sea

  • Throwing on a rain coat over my pajamas, I went outside and up the ladder leading to the bridge-deck; and as head and shoulders rose above the deck level, a wall of hot, wind-borne rain struck me -- rain so hot it felt almost scalding -- that almost swept me off the ladder.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • All day long the sky was heavily overcast with dense, low-hanging, dark gray clouds, which, while wholly obscuring the sun, seemed to focus its rays upon us like a vast burning-glass; wherefore it was expedient for the two pajama-clad passengers to keep well within the shelter of the bridge-deck awning.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • I was awakened by a tremendous crash on the bridge-deck above my cabin, a heeling over of the ship that nearly dumped me out of my berth, and what seemed like a solid spout of water pouring in through my open weather porthole, with the wind howling a devil's death-song through the rigging and an uninterrupted smash -- bang! above my head.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • Occasionally, pacing the starboard bridge-deck, sacred to captains, Gissing would glance through the port and see the metaphysical commander bent over sheets of foolscap and thickly wreathed in pipe-smoke.

    Where the Blue Begins

  • A sailor was taking down the life-line that stretched from the forecastle, past the hatches and cargo-winches, to the bridge-deck ladder.

    The Sea Farmer

  • "While you're making love to him on the bridge-deck, on moonlight nights!" he flung back at her, bitterly.

    Phantom Wires A Novel

  • We reclined on camp beds high up on the bridge-deck, but we did not drop asleep when the electric light failed and faded.

    Cinderella in the South Twenty-Five South African Tales

  • It was installed under a short bridge-deck in front of the cabin, while the gasoline tanks, holding fifty gallons, were hidden under the cockpit seats.

    Boy Scouts in the Philippines Or, The Key to the Treaty Box

  • From the bridge-deck the captain could be heard cheerfully swearing through a megaphone at the second officer below.

    The Honorable Percival


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