from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A metallic plate placed about the smoke-stack or the furnace of a marine engine, to protect the wood of the deck.


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  • "That really gives us the flexibility at the deck-plate level to ensure we have the correct people and skills onboard for evolutions and inspections," said Electronics Technician 1st Class (SW / AW) Douglas Kent, a leading petty officer in the Combat Systems Department.

    Navy Times - News

  • Still, even reducing or eliminating those programs won't reduce the budget to where Obama wants it so that leaves deficiencies at the deck-plate level -- affecting the average airman, sailor, soldier or Marine.


  • For example, leading petty officers will be graded in leadership and communication traits, and on how well they work and communicate within the "deck-plate triad."

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