Entry from US English dictionary
Meteorology A bank of clouds of a particular type forming a layer at a certain altitude.
- So this morning we thought there might be a cloud deck of about 500 feet, and that would have obscured the runway.
- We stayed below the cloud deck to keep the horizon in view, but with night rapidly approaching, we knew we had to recover soon, or we'd be in big trouble.
- A low cloud deck blanketed the city, bringing with it the dreary weather that was normal for this time of year.
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Syllabification: cloud deck
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