A deck reaching half the length of a ship or boat, fore or aft.
- By the late act of Parliament the space Z, which is half of the half-deck, M Z, is appropriated to the seamen.
- Atys and Rowyn were up on the half-deck, trying to steer the huge ship through the storm.
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- Developments begin in the 1830's, to a larger half-decked boat, often obtained from the East coast of Scotland.
- Most of the boats were smack-rigged, and some were luggers, half-decked and whole-decked.
- She is half-decked for added seaworthiness.
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