Definition of half-deck in English:

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half-deck

noun

A deck reaching half the length of a ship or boat, fore or aft.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

half-decked

adjective
Example sentences
  • 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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