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noun quar·ter·deck \ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌdek\

Simple Definition of quarterdeck

  • : the upper level of a ship's deck that is located toward the rear of the ship and that is used mainly by officers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quarterdeck

  1. 1 :  the stern area of a ship's upper deck

  2. 2 :  a part of a deck on a naval vessel set aside by the captain for ceremonial and official use


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