Entry from British & World English dictionary
The underside of the deck of a ship.
- The differences between the deck, deckhead and a bulkhead are well known to most of us but when you try to explain it to your Mum or Dad you may not be so easily understood.
- The ropes running across the deckhead are the rudder lines - from the wheel to the rudder yoke.
- There is an opening hatch in the deckhead of this head to provide light and ventilation.
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