Definitions

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

  • noun A short, houselike structure on the upper deck of a ship.

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  • noun A cabin that protrudes above a ship's deck.

Etymologies

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deck +‎ house

Examples

  • I built a dodger (this shields the deckhouse from the wind) and installed a circular sofa whose center could be raised and stripped of its cushions to form a circular table; with the center level on the springs, its cushions in place, four or even five flopped-out sailors could rest or read, and when it was lifted eight people could dine.

    Aweigh

  • I built a dodger (this shields the deckhouse from the wind) and installed a circular sofa whose center could be raised and stripped of its cushions to form a circular table; with the center level on the springs, its cushions in place, four or even five flopped-out sailors could rest or read, and when it was lifted eight people could dine.

    Aweigh

  • Far behind the deckhouse were the piers of Fyrad where the swift coaster had brought him from Cyad, far more swiftly than taking the North Highway.

    The Chaos Balance

  • In the deckhouse was a wildly-incoherent and unfinished letter, to her containing expressions of the most passionate devotion, and begging her to pray for his soul.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • Suspended below the bag was a framework, in the center of which was built a pilot house with a short "deckhouse," so to speak, extended astern of it.

    The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest

  • "deckhouse" that encloses the structures on top of their hulls, but the move would essentially revert the program to the Navy's original "winner take all" approach.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • David waited until Lucille reached the stern and entered the deckhouse.

    The Omega Theory

  • At the end of the pier was a rusty fishing trawler, about ninety feet long, with a tall mast near the bow and a two-story deckhouse at the stern.

    The Omega Theory

  • David waited until Lucille reached the stern and entered the deckhouse.

    The Omega Theory

  • At the end of the pier was a rusty fishing trawler, about ninety feet long, with a tall mast near the bow and a two-story deckhouse at the stern.

    The Omega Theory

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