Share this entry
quarterdeck Syllabification: quar·ter·deck
Pronunciation: /ˈkwôrdərˌdek/

Definition of quarterdeck in English:


1The part of a ship’s upper deck near the stern, traditionally reserved for officers.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with quarterdeck

sundeck • afterdeck
Definition of quarterdeck in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources