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Definition of "deck" []

  • A platform extending horizontally from one side of a ship to the other. (noun)
  • A platform or surface likened to a ship's deck. (noun)
  • A roofless, floored structure, typically with a railing, that adjoins a house. (noun)
  • The roadway of a bridge or an elevated freeway. (noun)
  • A pack of playing cards. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deck" in a sentence
  • "I. ii.155 (14,6) [deck'd the sea] _To deck the sea_, if explained, to honour, adorn, or dignify, is indeed ridiculous, but the original import of the verb _deck_ is, _to cover_; so in some parts they yet say _deck the table_."
  • "Board, together with the remainder of thofe on the quarter-deck; and the fliip Sill continuing to open very much, he ordered tarred canvas and hides to be nailed lore and aft, from under the fill* of the porta on the main deck under the fifth plank above, or within the water* ways, and the crew, without orders, did the fame on the lower deck*"
  • "The A380's upper passenger deck is almost as wide as the main deck of a 747, and the lower one is nineteen inches wider."