Definition of orlop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôrläp/
(also orlop deck)


The lowest deck of a wooden sailing ship with three or more decks.
Example sentences
  • Pamela made her way to the orlop where Matthews told her the pirate's booty was stored.
  • Reaghan was the last to drop into the orlop and close it's trapdoor.
  • Not when you were carried to the orlop deck full of king-sized splinters from cannonballs smashing through wooden hulls, I imagine.


Late Middle English: from Dutch overloop 'covering', from overlopen 'run over'.

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