deck·er | \ˈde-kər \

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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Kerber has impressive humility, and made news to that effect after her semifinal match when someone snapped a picture of her apparently about to board a double-decker bus after a dinner in Wimbledon. Sam Farmer,, "Humble Kerber Ends Serena's Comeback Trail In Wimbledon Final," 14 July 2018 Starting in 2020 and 2021, the locomotives will pull double-decker coaches that are capable of carrying more passengers than standard coaches. Joseph A. Gambardello,, "SEPTA's new Regional Rail locomotive makes debut," 11 July 2018 Moments later, his right arm shoots out and pushes a passing woman into the path of a double-decker bus. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, "A mystery jogger shoved a woman into the path of a bus. The case is now closed — and unsolved.," 28 June 2018 Neither could Golden State’s fans. Minutes after the pregame festivities ended, the usual parade of cars and trucks and double-decker buses rolled to the corner of 10th Street and Broadway, then took a left turn straight into insanity. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors throw a championship street party in Oakland," 12 June 2018 Double-decker buses share space with taxis and bicycles, all accelerating at warp speed. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Fluid Mechanics" by Mabel Yu," 2 June 2018 Guests staying at the Coworth Park Hotel in Ascot hopped on a double-decker bus to be transported to Frogmore around 7:15 P.M. Other guests came in their own cars, larger buses, and minivans. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Here's Everything We Know About Harry and Meghan's Second Royal Wedding Reception," 20 May 2018 DaRosa was among three men shot on the street, a heavily residential thoroughfare lined with triple-deckers, shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday. Danny Mcdonald,, "Former candidate for Boston City Council among three men shot in Dorchester," 27 June 2018 Streets around Eagle Hill are densely packed with old row houses, triple deckers and Spanish storefronts. Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Boston Wants Amazon, but Is There Room?," 21 May 2018

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1762, in the meaning defined above

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