Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, the part of the spar-deck of a man-of-war between the poop and the main-mast. It is used as a promenade by the officers only.

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

  • noun (Naut.) That part of the upper deck abaft the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of quarterdeck.

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

  • noun the stern area of a ship's upper deck

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Examples

  • I pushed immediately onwards for the quarter-deck, where I found Commander Berry in possession of the poop, and the Spanish ensign hauling down.

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  • That I might be discovered, I swung my oar in the air, jumped from rock to rock, and was guilty of all manner of livelinesses of action, until I could see the officers on the quarter-deck looking at me through their spyglasses.

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  • I trod the quarter-deck when I was a young man, though never the deck of the Wide Awake, which is the ship of my fancy -- and of my livelihood in these latter days.

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  • That I might be discovered, I swung my oar in the air, jumped from rock to rock, and was guilty of all manner of livelinesses of action, until I could see the officers on the quarter-deck looking at me through their spyglasses.

    Chapter 19

  • He shoved me against a tree and planted himself four-square, hands thrust into pockets, quarter-deck style.

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  • Nanty Ewart again walked his quarter-deck as if he had never tasted spirits in his life, issued the necessary orders with precision, and saw them executed with punctuality.

    Redgauntlet

  • The parties were in some degree recalled to their more cool recollections by this expostulation, yet continued a short quarter-deck walk to and fro, upon parallel lines, looking at each other sullenly as they passed, and bristling like two dogs who have a mind to quarrel, yet hesitate to commence hostilities.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Boldheart, reclining in full uniform on a crimson hearth-rug spread out upon the quarter-deck of his schooner ‘The Beauty,’ in the China seas.

    A Holiday Romance

  • Boldheart, reclining in full uniform on a crimson hearth-rug spread out upon the quarter-deck of his schooner ‘The Beauty,’ in the China seas.

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  • The Mexican work she chose to despise as savage; but the Spanish dresses were a treasure; and for two or three days she appeared on the quarter-deck, sunning herself like a peacock before the eyes of Amyas in Seville mantillas, Madrid hats, Indian brocade farthingales, and I know not how many other gewgaws, and dare not say how put on.

    Westward Ho!

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