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on deck

Definition of on deck


  1. 1 baseball :  waiting to bat next <Smith is batting and Jones is on deck.>

  2. 2 informal :  next in a series <The band's new song is on deck after this commercial break.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a platform in a ship serving usually as a structural element and forming the floor for its compartments

    :  something resembling the deck of a ship: as

    :  a story or tier of a building (as a sports stadium)

  1. :  cover

    :  to clothe in a striking or elegant manner :  array

    :  decorate

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to destroy or remove completely

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