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’tween decks

Syllabification: ’tween decks

Definition of ’tween decks in English:

plural noun

Nautical
The space between the decks of a ship, especially that below the upper deck.
Example sentences
  • She was the reverse of comfortable in her 'tween decks, being encumbered with luggage to such a degree, that in bad weather, when most persons were below, it was difficult to pass from one end of the ship to the other.

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