af·ter·deck | \-ˌdek \

Definition of afterdeck 

: the part of a deck abaft amidships

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Within an instant, the afterdeck is a raging inferno as one fuel tank after another explodes in the intense heat. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 22 Jan. 2018 No one is sure to this day just what triggered the Zuni, but the missile shot down the flight deck and slammed into a Skyhawk waiting to take off on the afterdeck, blasting the bomber and spewing blazing jet fuel onto other aircraft standing nearby. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of afterdeck

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterdeck

after- + deck entry 1

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