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 combination many of the city's buses are double-deckers

Examples of decker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Ekrem Imamoglu, the man responsible for the commotion, stood atop a double-decker bus near his home, surrounded by a sea of elated supporters, and spoke the words that had become the rallying cry of his campaign. The Economist, "Turkey’s president fails to see off his most powerful rival yet," 28 June 2019 The parade ran three hours behind schedule as the team’s double-decker buses had trouble getting through the throngs. Rob Gillies,, "Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting," 18 June 2019 The cast of Dark Phoenix will be subjected to a double-decker bus tour of London led by Corden. Dan Snierson,, "Watch Michelle Obama hype up her dodgeball team to face Benedict Cumberbatch and Harry Styles," 14 June 2019 The June 17 international cover of TIME featured a familiar red London double-decker bus with an assortment of public figures (some of them perhaps less familiar) sinking beneath the Thames River. Kat Moon, Time, "Cold War Steve Designed the 'How Britain Went Bonkers' TIME Cover. Join Him for a Reddit AMA," 13 June 2019 Photos from the roadway show billowing orange flames coming from a white double-decker bus. Gwendolyn Wu,, "Burning bus on I-280sparks grass fires near Portola Valley," 5 June 2019 The double-decker jets had an original list price of about $250 million at the time of the purchase a decade ago, and the list price today is in excess of $445 million, making it by far Airbus’s most expensive model. Tom Lavell,, "Two Unwanted A380s Are Moving Closer to the Scrapheap," 5 June 2018 Over the 2017-2018 fiscal year, Emirates announced two major purchases: A $15.1 billion agreement for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and a $16 billion deal to buy 20 A380 double-decker jets, with the option to buy 16 more of the Airbus jumbo jets. Ayaa Batrawy, USA TODAY, "Emirates airline annual profit soars to $762 million," 9 May 2018 Double-decker models work better on express lines with fewer stops, Mr. Byford said. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, New York Times, "At Long Last, a Plan to Fix New York City’s Buses," 23 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'decker.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of decker

1762, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about decker

Statistics for decker

Last Updated

9 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for decker

The first known use of decker was in 1762

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on decker

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with decker

Comments on decker

What made you want to look up decker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to complain fretfully

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!