half deck


half deck
half-decker, n.
(in a sailing ship) the portion of the deck below the upper or spar deck and aft of the mainmast.
[1620-30]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • half-deck — half deck·er; …   English syllables

  • Half-deck — 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The following are the more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Half-deck — ( d[e^]k ), n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A shell of the genus {Crepidula}; a boat shell. See {Boat shell}. [1913 Webster] 2. See {Half deck}, under {Deck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half deck — noun 1. : an incomplete deck; specifically : a portion of the deck of a sailing ship next below the spar deck between mainmast and cabin 2. : a slipper limpet of the genus Crepidula * * * half decker, n. (in a sailing ship) the portion of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-deck — middle deck, intermediate deck on a ship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • half-deck —    a mentally disturbed person    The partly open craft is less seaworthy than one fully decked:     But all those people on Dr Diana s list sound like half decks. (Sanders, 1985 Diana was a psychiatrist) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Half-deck — Полусекция для печатания дополнительной краской …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • half-deck — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half [half-deck] unit — Полусекция (двухцилиндровая секция рулонной ротационной машины высокой печати); секция односторонней печати; Полусекция для печатания дополнительной краской; впечатывающее устройство …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • half-decker — half deck·er …   English syllables


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