Definition of lower deck in English:

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lower deck

noun

1The deck of a ship situated immediately above the hold.
Example sentences
  • There is access to the lower deck and engine room but this is a tight squeeze and not really worth the effort.
  • Some of the earliest material relates to life on the lower deck between 1910-22, and is full of detail about training, conditions on board ship and relations between different Naval branches.
  • In the alley on the lower deck, I find seamen from all over India sharing jokes and working with clinical efficiency.
1.1The petty officers and crew of a ship, collectively: poetry and music were pastimes of both upper and lower deck
More example sentences
  • Did the captain take a democratic vote of the lower deck before deciding to permit the celebration of Satanism?
  • Always solicitous towards the concerns of the lower deck, Rodney conspicuously failed in his relations with brother officers, and his ill-starred quest for wealth could prejudice his commands out of a greed for prize money.

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