Definition of deckhead in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkhɛd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


The underside of the deck of a ship.
Example sentences
  • 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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