from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ship having three decks, especially one of a class of sail-powered warships with guns on three decks.
- n. Something with three levels or layers, as:
- n. A three-story apartment building.
- n. A sandwich having three slices of bread.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sailing warship that had guns on each of three decks
- n. A sandwich made from three slices of bread; a triple-decker
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel of war carrying guns on three decks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel of war carrying guns on three decks; formerly, a line-of-battle ship, such ships being of that description in the sailing navy and the earlier naval classification after the introduction of steam.
- Having three decks: as, a three-decker ship; hence, having three stories, tiers, or levels, as a piece of furniture or an old-fashioned pulpit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a warship carrying guns on three decks
- n. made with three slices of usually toasted bread
- n. any ship having three decks
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Later that afternoon I turned ontoPearl Streetand noticed a woman smoking on the first floor of a three-decker tenement.
Annie had lived with her Polish grandmother in another dingy three-decker on the next corner.
The huge three-decker Sky Queen, a completely equipped flying laboratory, had been Tom's first major invention.
Would you like arsenic sauce with your three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich?
But he did not seem to notice, and instead launched into an account of how he had that morning read and reviewed four three-decker novels without cutting a single page, delivered his copy, and sold all four in pristine condition in Fleet Street in time for lunch.
The lad had volunteered — along with two of his mates from the HMS Excellent, Second Lieutenant Hodgson and First Mate Hornby — but the Excellent was a damned three-decker that was old before Noah had fuzz around his dongle.
French three-decker of the old type, moored higher up, serves as an hospital.
It's hard to imagine that any contemporary novelist could have appropriated with such skill and force the irresistible narrative drive of the Victorian three-decker, or that readers who hunger for story won't devour this like grateful wolves.
And the market, especially towards the end of the century, was for what are known as three-decker novels.
Maurice Tinch wasn't at home when I knocked on the door of the three-decker in Dorchester, a neighborhood that functioned pretty well as a mixing pot -- if not a melting pot -- of Irish -, Greek -, and African-Americans.