deck·​er ˈde-kər How to pronounce decker (audio)
: something having a specified number of decks, levels, floors, or layers
used in combination
many of the city's buses are double-deckers

Examples of decker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The English actor played Ernie Prang, the driver of the double decker Knight Bus, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Diane J. Cho, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2023 Owners Bea and Matthew Morrissette announced the news via Facebook post Friday, including a photo of the couple standing in front of the original 1968 Leyland double decker bus. Ben Flanagan |, al, 23 Sep. 2022 Indeed, a rambunctious crowd — one, undeniably, as racially and ethnically diverse as the residents of Los Angeles — had just spilled from an open-top double decker tour bus that had been making the rounds to different neighborhoods. Erika D. Smithcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2022 Typhoons have a 36ft (11m) wingspan, about the same size as the length of a double decker bus., 13 Feb. 2023 The resulting dance number unfolds on a double decker bus and must be seen to be believed. Odie Henderson,, 9 Feb. 2023 Parents and spectators cheered Saturday as DeSoto’s champion football team paraded through the city on double-decker floats, arrived at the school gym and walked on a red carpet and through an archway of green, white and gold balloons. Dallas News, 21 Jan. 2023 Gigabyte’s drive, the Aorus 10000 Gen5 Series SSD, was not running tests on site, but it was exhibited with a large, double-decker heat sink that will tower over the module. PCMAG, 9 Jan. 2023 His four-part 1989 series was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and helped spark a series of industry reforms, including a federal ban on the use of double-decker trailers for transporting horses bound for slaughter. Ethan Ehrenhaft, Baltimore Sun, 30 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decker was in 1762

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Cite this Entry

“Decker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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