from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small house erected on the deck of a ship for any purpose.

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  • noun a superstructure on the upper deck of a ship


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  • He was off and away in a scurry of speed that seemed to flatten him close to the deck, and that, as he turned the corner of the deck-house to the stairs, made his hind feet slip and slide across the smooth planks.


  • The snow was now several inches deep on deck, and, melting near the deck-house, trickled under the doors into the saloon.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The saloon, or deck-house, came to within fifteen feet of the bow, and on the hurricane-deck above there was a tower containing a double wheel, with which the ship is steered by chains one hundred feet long.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • At that time, by common consent, we assembled in the deck-house, which had windows looking in all directions, and sat there for five hours.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • I finished first, and slipped away for a smoke, my cabin being in a deck-house just against the poop.

    Youth, by Joseph Conrad

  • We were within the tropic of Cancer, but still the cold, coarse bluster continued, so that it was barely possible to see China except in snatches from behind the deck-house.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • On the third day a third ship-keeper was appointed, and was found dead in the deck-house which had already proved fatal to the other two.


  • On the upper deck there is a fine long deck-house, running almost her whole length.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Assuredly if the men of the aeronef had not been so busy one of them would have heard the feeble sputtering that, was going on in the deck-house.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • On a certain day in the week this man was found dead in the deck-house.



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