Definition of below decks in English:

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below decks

Pronunciation: /bɪˌləʊ ˈdɛks/
(also below deck)

adjective& adverb

In or into the space below the main deck of a ship: [as adjective]: the sleeping quarters were below decks [as adverb]: nuclear weapons stored below decks
More example sentences
  • As the exhausted and injured men slept below decks the ship was struck amidships by a torpedo from a German E-boat and she broke in two, sinking in just 15 seconds.
  • The mines were found by his ship's company concealed below decks in a barge.
  • Other small huts on the deck cover a hatchway below decks and the rigging store.

plural noun

(belowdecks) The space below the main deck of a ship: her belowdecks were crammed with electronics
More example sentences
  • The Captain is always willing to instruct Beany and Cecil on their latest assignment, but refuses to put himself in any personal jeopardy, locking himself in the belowdecks for most of the episodes.
  • The belowdecks of a boat is such a confined space, though, that in the quiet of a harbor, every sound you make is shared by all.
  • This boat was beautifully built with rugged fittings and hardware, wood trim throughout the belowdecks and storage capacity to die for.

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