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

  • noun The surface of a ship's hull above the water line.
  • noun The highest position of authority.
  • adverb & adjective On or to the upper parts of a ship; on deck.
  • adverb & adjective In a position of authority.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The top side; the upper part.
  • noun Specifically, the upper part of a ship's sides; the side of a ship above the water-line: commonly in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The side or part of something that is at the top.
  • noun nautical The surface of a ship’s hull that is above the water line.
  • noun construction The structure and assembly of modules above the jacket or gravity base sub structure.
  • noun construction The structure and assembly of modules on the deck of any floating installation.
  • noun UK, Australia, New Zealand The outer side of a round of beef.
  • adjective nautical Above decks, such as on the weather deck or bridge.

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

  • noun (usually plural) weather deck; the part of a ship's hull that is above the waterline


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