deck·​er | \ ˈde-kər How to pronounce decker (audio) \

Definition of decker

: something having a specified number of decks, levels, floors, or layers used in combinationmany of the city's buses are double-deckers

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Recent Examples on the Web Designer Jeffrey O'Neil’s creation, known as the Zephyr Seat, could one day allow passengers in economy to lie flat, thanks to its double-decker-style seating arrangement. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Double-decker Airplane Seat Could One Day Allow Everyone to Have Lie-flat Seats — Even in Economy," 24 June 2020 While Zume Pizza may be no more, an important piece of its history went up for auction today: an unused double-decker party bus. Washington Post, "The Technology 202: Snap's decision could have implications for Trump's young voter outreach," 3 June 2020 Carriers have been taking the double-decker out of service, and Bloomberg has reported that its biggest customer, Emirates Group, is seeking to cancel the final five deliveries left on its order. Charlotte Ryan,, "Airbus Set to Reassess Output After Virus Hits Jet Demand," 31 May 2020 One idea involved converting Mriya into a triple-decker passenger jet, complete with private bedrooms, shopping malls, and a casino. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Why the An-225 Mriya Is Such a Badass Plane," 28 Apr. 2020 Another possibility that’s been floated is extending Oscar eligibility so that the next show will include films released in both 2020 and 2021, something the academy has not done since several double-decker ceremonies in the 1930s. Kyle Buchanan, New York Times, "The Future That Hollywood Feared Is Happening Now," 15 Apr. 2020 Lufthansa is going to retire 18 of its four-engine jets: On the list are five 747s, six double-decker A380s, and seven A340s, which is a wide-body, four-engine Airbus. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "The pandemic could shrink the global aviation fleet by nearly 10 percent," 10 Apr. 2020 Her queen-size bed doubled as a dining table/homework area/trampoline, and the kids, aged eight to fourteen, slept in a triple-decker bunk an arm’s length away. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "The Coronavirus Spurs a Movement of People Reclaiming Vacant Homes," 28 Mar. 2020 This double-decker storage container is a wonderful option for pet owners, as the bottom can hold up to 25 pounds of dry food and the top can hold 10 pounds of treats. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "18 cult-favorite pet products you can get from Chewy," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of decker

1762, in the meaning defined above

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“Decker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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