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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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 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

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First Known Use of decker

1762, in the meaning defined above

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