Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something having a deck or an indicated number of levels, stories, or tiers. Often used in combination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which decks or adorns; a coverer: as, a table-decker.
  • noun A vessel that has a deck or decks: as, a two-decker.
  • noun In lumbering, one who rolls logs upon a skidway or log-deck.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, decks or adorns; a coverer.
  • noun A vessel or vehicle which has a deck or decks; -- used esp. in composition

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who, or that which, decks or adorns; a coverer.
  • noun Something having numerous levels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels
  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)

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Examples

  • A club sandwich, also called a clubhouse sandwich or double-decker, is a sandwich with two layers of fillings between 3 slices of bread.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Newly renovated Ladies Lounge.

  • Any further conversation was out of the question, as the candidate -- a smart, clean-shaven man with clearly cut features -- now appeared, and announced himself by removing his new straw "decker," and calling out --

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

  • After some deliberation he decided to advance Bob Stratton to the post, that "decker" having had more or less experience the year before.

    The Blazed Trail

  • "decker" having had more or less experience the year before.

    The Blazed Trail

  • Three-decker novel about the contrasting, intersecting lives of a Chinese boy and girl, born in the same mainland village and brought to America by force of circumstances.

    Obama Talks. People Listen. Markets Tank.

  • Three-decker novel about the contrasting, intersecting lives of a Chinese boy and girl, born in the same mainland village and brought to America by force of circumstances.

    Why Not All the Prizes?

  • Three-decker novel about the contrasting, intersecting lives of a Chinese boy and girl, born in the same mainland village and brought to America by force of circumstances.

    Reading for Washington’s Birthday

  • Three-decker novel about the contrasting, intersecting lives of a Chinese boy and girl, born in the same mainland village and brought to America by force of circumstances.

    Back from the Mountains

  • Three-decker novel about the contrasting, intersecting lives of a Chinese boy and girl, born in the same mainland village and brought to America by force of circumstances.

    A Fact a Day About Obamacare – Day Three: The Good Side of the Status Quo

  • Three-decker novel about the contrasting, intersecting lives of a Chinese boy and girl, born in the same mainland village and brought to America by force of circumstances.

    Is This Cramdown Necessary?

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  • At the place of sectioning the depression is two feet wide by a foot deep and covered with almost a foot of alluvium washed from the slightly higher slopes to the north; within it were collected charcoal, burned pebbles, the very abundant scallop (Pecten irradians), quahog (Venus mercenaria) clam (Mya arenaria), oyster (Ostrca virginiima), also a few specimens of the decker (Crepidula fornicata), jingle shell (Anomia), blood clam (Scapharca pexata) and a fulgur, besides the bones of some fish and birds and broken pottery.

    --Hervey W. Shimer, 1912, "Kitchen Middens as Ethnological Records", Science Conspectus 3: 28

    March 19, 2010