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 The Emmy Award winner, 67, turned heads atop a double-decker bus in New York City last Wednesday, playing tour guide to a group of devoted fans who bought tickets. Nick Maslow, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2022 This is hard to answer, because the definitions vary between western trains (double-decker Superliners) and eastern trains (Viewliners), and even depend in some cases on when the train was manufactured. Erika Mailman, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 His business, Rachel & Rose, serves up local coffee, wine and craft beer out of a double-decker bus Maestas imported from London and painstakingly converted into a mobile bar and café. oregonlive, 19 June 2022 CNN Travel's Francesca Street visited the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, this week and was the first journalist to try out a new double-decker airplane seat prototype, which has since gone viral. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 18 June 2022 Activists started blocking the paths of double-decker shuttles run by Google, Facebook, and other companies, which picked up tech workers at public bus stops. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 16 June 2022 In a statement, police said the four victims of Saturday’s predawn fire at a triple-decker located at 2 Gage St. included three adult residents of the address and a man who lived at a different Worcester address. Globe Staff,, 18 May 2022 The inner dial is made in three layers – a triple-decker sandwich. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2022 It’s as if Egan compressed a big 19th-century triple-decker novel onto a flash drive. Jennifer Egan, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of decker

1762, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

8 Aug 2022

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“Decker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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