quarterdeck


quar·ter·deck

noun \ˈkw(r)-tər-ˌdek\

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

Full Definition of QUARTERDECK

1
:  the stern area of a ship's upper deck
2
:  a part of a deck on a naval vessel set aside by the captain for ceremonial and official use

First Known Use of QUARTERDECK

1627

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