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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Photos from the roadway show billowing orange flames coming from a white double-decker bus. Gwendolyn Wu,, "Burning bus on I-280sparks grass fires near Portola Valley," 5 June 2019 The double-decker jets had an original list price of about $250 million at the time of the purchase a decade ago, and the list price today is in excess of $445 million, making it by far Airbus’s most expensive model. Tom Lavell,, "Two Unwanted A380s Are Moving Closer to the Scrapheap," 5 June 2018 Over the 2017-2018 fiscal year, Emirates announced two major purchases: A $15.1 billion agreement for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and a $16 billion deal to buy 20 A380 double-decker jets, with the option to buy 16 more of the Airbus jumbo jets. Ayaa Batrawy, USA TODAY, "Emirates airline annual profit soars to $762 million," 9 May 2018 Double-decker models work better on express lines with fewer stops, Mr. Byford said. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, New York Times, "At Long Last, a Plan to Fix New York City’s Buses," 23 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of decker

1762, in the meaning defined above

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