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 event plan is to have 85-cent Big Boy double-decker burgers, a car show and an appearance by the Big Boy mascot. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 June 2021 For 66 years, Seattle’s downtown was separated from its waterfront by a hulking, double-decker viaduct. Jack Durschlag, Fox News, 2 June 2021 The Chaise Longue isn't the only design offering a double-decker seating configuration that's been recognized by this year's Crystal Cabin Awards. Francesca Street, CNN, 28 May 2021 Tourists are jumping back on its double-decker bus tours of San Antonio as the pandemic eases, but a new hurdle is holding City Sightseeing back from a full recovery: a lack of drivers and ticket hawkers. Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News, 24 May 2021 An early 2000s effort to add double-decker lanes to the freeway would have displaced nearly 1,000 families and businesses. Liam Dillon Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2021 Situated at the intersection of two major highways, Interstates 71 and 75, the double-decker Brent Spence Bridge serves as a central funnel for trucks shipping goods across North America. Ben Gittleson, ABC News, 8 Apr. 2021 The Keds double decker slip-on sneaker gives an extra one-inch boost with a rubber sole, 100% leather upper, and Ortholite footbed. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 31 Mar. 2021 This isn’t so much a cheeseburger as a double-decker Trojan Horse: The burger gets invited in, only for the farm-fresh salads and seasonal lemonades to invade your taste buds. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 30 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of decker

1762, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2021

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“Decker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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