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

  • noun A ship's deck that is open to the sky and exposed to the weather.

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  • noun nautical A ship's deck which has no overhead protection, which is open to the weather; a ship's uppermost deck.

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  • noun upper deck having no overhead protection from the weather, but sheltering the deck below


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  • The uppermost hull deck, exposed to the weather at all times.

    September 14, 2009