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Definition of "deck-house" [deck-house]

  • A small house erected on the deck of a ship for any purpose. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "deck-house" in a sentence
  • "He was off and away in a scurry of speed that seemed to flatten him close to the deck, and that, as he turned the corner of the deck-house to the stairs, made his hind feet slip and slide across the smooth planks."
  • "The snow was now several inches deep on deck, and, melting near the deck-house, trickled under the doors into the saloon."
  • "The saloon, or deck-house, came to within fifteen feet of the bow, and on the hurricane-deck above there was a tower containing a double wheel, with which the ship is steered by chains one hundred feet long."