Definitions

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  • n. The part of a bridge that lies beneath the deck, or surface.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ deck

Examples

  • Below her on the underdeck was the rabble who would be expected to do most of the work on the Berrybenders’ grand expedition: the smelly engagés in their greasy pants; Tim, the randy stable boy; Old Gorska and Gorska Minor, the former quite drunk; the shambling Monsieur Charbonneau, taller than the engagés but no less smelly; and a few scowling boatmen, all of them swabbing up pork gravy and hominy, belching, expectorating, breaking wind.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • At any time of the year, though, this underdeck cleanup would merit a spot on Dirty Jobs — presuming you could find someone to pay to do this work.

    Tip of the Day: Clean under your deck

  • At any time of the year, though, this underdeck cleanup would merit a spot on Dirty Jobs—presuming you could find someone to pay to do this work.

    Tip of the Day: Clean under your deck

  • As soon as she was dressed in a clean shift she hurried down to the underdeck to locate Monsieur Charbonneau, the man who knew Jim Snow.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Next week's lane closures are required in order for the contractor to be able to perform punch-list work on the concrete deck, work on the steel barriers from milepost 13.8 to the west abutment and to remove the materials used during the contract for the underdeck shield.

    Media Newswire

  • Most of those missing were believed to have been trapped inside their rapidly sinking ship as waters gushed into their dark underdeck, officials said.

    NYT > Global Home

  • When seas became rough, however, troops were confined underdeck for 17 of their 19 days on the ocean, he said.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • TASMIN’S first thought, once getting on board, was to rush down to the underdeck and question Monsieur Charbonneau closely about her new acquaintance, Mr. Snow—but of course she had scarcely stepped on deck when a garrulous regiment rushed at her, each member eager to relate to her various iniquities that had occurred in her absence.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • "There's nothing worse in the timber line, unless it's a load underdeck, sir.

    Cappy Ricks Or, the Subjugation of Matt Peasley

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