from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short deck peculiar to old French and Spanish ships of the line, and which was placed over the after part of the poop-deck for the exclusive use of the admiral and his staff.


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  • Several times during the night I had got on to the upper poop -- the deck above the poop anciently termed the poop-royal -- and looked around me.

    Stories by English Authors: the Sea

  • The wreck was unquestionably some Spanish or Portuguese carrack or galleon as old as I have stated; for you saw her shape when you stood on her deck, and her castellated stern rising into a tower from her poop and poop-royal, as it was called, proved her age as convincingly as if the date of her launch had been scored upon her.

    Stories by English Authors: the Sea

  • Mariner and soldier knew the story of the shadowy figure keeping company with the stars there above them on the poop-royal.

    Sir Mortimer


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