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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deck  \Deck\,  n.  [D.  dek.  See  {Deck},  v.] 
  1.  The  floorlike  covering  of  the  horizontal  sections,  or 
  compartments,  of  a  ship.  Small  vessels  have  only  one  deck; 
  larger  ships  have  two  or  three  decks. 
 
  Note:  The  following  are  the  more  common  names  of  the  decks  of 
  vessels  having  more  than  one 
 
  {Berth  deck}  (Navy),  a  deck  next  below  the  gun  deck,  where 
  the  hammocks  of  the  crew  are  swung. 
 
  {Boiler  deck}  (River  Steamers),  the  deck  on  which  the  boilers 
  are  placed. 
 
  {Flush  deck},  any  continuous,  unbroken  deck  from  stem  to 
  stern. 
 
  {Gun  deck}  (Navy),  a  deck  below  the  spar  deck,  on  which  the 
  ship's  guns  are  carried.  If  there  are  two  gun  decks,  the 
  upper  one  is  called  the  main  deck,  the  lower,  the  lower 
  gun  deck;  if  there  are  three  one  is  called  the  middle  gun 
  deck. 
 
  {Half-deck},  that  portion  of  the  deck  next  below  the  spar 
  deck  which  is  between  the  mainmast  and  the  cabin. 
 
  {Hurricane  deck}  (River  Steamers,  etc.),  the  upper  deck, 
  usually  a  light  deck,  erected  above  the  frame  of  the  hull. 
 
 
  {Orlop  deck},  the  deck  or  part  of  a  deck  where  the  cables  are 
  stowed,  usually  below  the  water  line 
 
  {Poop  deck},  the  deck  forming  the  roof  of  a  poop  or  poop 
  cabin,  built  on  the  upper  deck  and  extending  from  the 
  mizzenmast  aft. 
 
  {Quarter-deck},  the  part  of  the  upper  deck  abaft  the 
  mainmast,  including  the  poop  deck  when  there  is  one 
 
  {Spar  deck}. 
  a  Same  as  the  upper  deck. 
  b  Sometimes  a  light  deck  fitted  over  the  upper  deck. 
 
  {Upper  deck},  the  highest  deck  of  the  hull,  extending  from 
  stem  to  stern. 
 
  2.  (arch.)  The  upper  part  or  top  of  a  mansard  roof  or  curb 
  roof  when  made  nearly  flat. 
 
  3.  (Railroad)  The  roof  of  a  passenger  car 
 
  4.  A  pack  or  set  of  playing  cards. 
 
  The  king  was  slyly  fingered  from  the  deck.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  heap  or  store.  [Obs.] 
 
  Who  .  .  .  hath  such  trinkets  Ready  in  the  deck. 
  --Massinger. 
 
  {Between  decks}.  See  under  {Between}. 
 
  {Deck  bridge}  (Railroad  Engineering),  a  bridge  which  carries 
  the  track  upon  the  upper  chords;  --  distinguished  from  a 
  through  bridge,  which  carries  the  track  upon  the  lower 
  chords,  between  the  girders. 
 
  {Deck  curb}  (Arch.),  a  curb  supporting  a  deck  in  roof 
  construction. 
 
  {Deck  floor}  (Arch.),  a  floor  which  serves  also  as  a  roof,  as 
  of  a  belfry  or  balcony. 
 
  {Deck  hand},  a  sailor  hired  to  help  on  the  vessel's  deck,  but 
  not  expected  to  go  aloft. 
 
  {Deck  molding}  (Arch.),  the  molded  finish  of  the  edge  of  a 
  deck,  making  the  junction  with  the  lower  slope  of  the 
  roof. 
 
  {Deck  roof}  (Arch.),  a  nearly  flat  roof  which  is  not 
  surmounted  by  parapet  walls. 
 
  {Deck  transom}  (Shipbuilding),  the  transom  into  which  the 
  deck  is  framed. 
 
  {To  clear  the  decks}  (Naut.),  to  remove  every  unnecessary 
  incumbrance  in  preparation  for  battle;  to  prepare  for 
  action 
 
  {To  sweep  the  deck}  (Card  Playing),  to  clear  off  all  the 
  stakes  on  the  table  by  winning  them 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deck  \Deck\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Decking}.]  [D.  dekken  to  cover;  akin  to  E.  thatch.  See 
  {Thatch}.] 
  1.  To  cover;  to  overspread. 
 
  To  deck  with  clouds  the  uncolored  sky.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  dress,  as  the  person;  to  clothe;  especially,  to  clothe 
  with  more  than  ordinary  elegance;  to  array;  to  adorn;  to 
  embellish. 
 
  Deck  thyself  now  with  majesty  and  excellency.  --Job 
  xl  10. 
 
  And  deck  my  body  in  gay  ornaments.  --Shak. 
 
  The  dew  with  spangles  decked  the  ground.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  furnish  with  a  deck,  as  a  vessel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deck  \Deck\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  A  main  a["e]roplane  surface,  esp.  of  a  biplane  or  multiplane. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deck 
  n  1:  any  of  various  floor-like  platforms  built  into  a  vessel 
  2:  (slang)  a  packet  of  narcotics 
  3:  a  pack  of  52  playing  cards  [syn:  {pack  of  cards},  {deck  of 
  cards}] 
  4:  a  porch  that  resembles  the  deck  on  a  ship 
  v  1:  be  beautiful  to  look  at  "Flowers  adorned  the  tables 
  everywhere"  [syn:  {adorn},  {decorate},  {grace},  {embellish}, 
  {beautify}] 
  2:  decorate;  "deck  the  halls  with  holly"  [syn:  {bedight},  {bedeck}] 
  3:  knock  down  with  force;  "He  decked  his  opponent"  [syn:  {coldcock}, 
  {dump},  {knock  down},  {floor}] 




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