from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The upper deck on a passenger steamship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the upper deck, usually a light deck, erected above the frame of the hull.
- n. See under Deck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See deck, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deck at the top of a passenger ship
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I have heard the back of a bronco spoken of in the West as "the hurricane deck of a cayuse."
He and his pilot-house were shot up into the air; then they fell, and Ealer sank through the ragged cavern where the hurricane deck and the boiler deck had been, and landed in a nest of ruins on the main deck, on top of one of the unexploded boilers, where he lay prone in a fog of scalding and deadly steam.