(also orlop deck)
The lowest deck of a wooden sailing ship with three or more decks.
- 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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