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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

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