1The part of a ship’s upper deck near the stern, traditionally reserved for officers.
- We know that in those days a ship was commanded from the quarterdeck at the ship's stern.
- And when they cross the quarterdeck, they see the hard work that deck division puts in, and that makes us feel proud.
- Thomas writes colorfully of blackguards and mistresses, salty sea dogs and young midshipmen, bloody quarterdecks and Parisian salons.
1.1The officers of a ship or the navy.
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