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

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The order cancellation shrinks the backlog on the poorly selling double-decker plane to only 87 planes. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Airbus Order Rate Slackened in 2018," 9 Jan. 2019 London is cherished for its double-decker buses, old pubs, and rows of terraced houses. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Where to Find London’s Hidden French Side," 7 Jan. 2019 The Sightseer Lounges, or observation cars, which have unassigned seats and offer a double-decker view of the American countryside. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Amtrak's Most Scenic Routes Are on Super Sale," 10 Oct. 2018 The Pennsylvania Railroad, because the sandwich's double-decker design emulated the passenger club cars? Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Celebrating The Club Sandwich," 22 Apr. 2014 London’s famous black taxicab is now built by another Geely subsidiary, London EV Co., while the city’s newest red double-decker buses are electric models supplied by BYD. Trefor Moss, WSJ, "China ‘Is the Only One in the Race’ to Make Electric Buses, Taxis and Trucks," 3 Dec. 2018 Additionally, an electric double-decker bus can improve efficiency by transporting more people per trip. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "An experiment in people-moving: Transit agency buys electric double-decker bus," 12 July 2018 See downtown San Antonio by double decker bus, by River Walk barge or by both, with tour packages that include the Alamo, Tower of the Americas and many more points of interest in between Pearl and Blue Star Arts Complex. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "Take a walk or other vehicular tour of San Antonio," 4 June 2018 After a parade in which the players rode on double-decker buses through the streets, fans, players and team personnel gathered on the mall for their championship rally. Amanda Christovich And Jack White, USA TODAY, "Five craziest moments from Capitals' wild, booze-filled Stanley Cup celebration," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of decker

1762, in the meaning defined above

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