from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, an uncovered deck exposed to the weather.
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The weather-deck gunners, bare-chested, blood-streaked and powder-blackened, were assembling with pikes and cutlasses.
He saw the ship's barber, a one-eyed Irishman, hauling on a weather-deck gun.
Some shots passed through the Redoutable to strike the Victory's weather-deck rail.
For a moment I envision the man as an old-time sea captain, master on a windjammer, standing a lonely, nighted weather-deck, staring at moon-frosted wavetops while a cold breeze fingers his strawlike hair and beard.