deckhouse

noun
deck·​house | \ ˈdek-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce deckhouse (audio) \

Definition of deckhouse

: a superstructure on a ship's upper deck

Examples of deckhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Swinging cranes lift large pieces of deckhouse off the ships. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 9 Aug. 2021 Several people were able to get out of a corner of the deckhouse that was above water but high winds and 10- to 12-foot seas hampered rescue efforts. NBC News, 19 May 2021 Like its 111-foot predecessor, the exterior is characterized by an unobtrusive deckhouse that blends seamlessly with the austere profile. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 31 Mar. 2021 During his 2001 expedition, film director James Cameron surveyed the area in a deckhouse that holds the telegraph equipment, according to court documents filed by the company. Arkansas Online, 18 Oct. 2020 During his 2001 expedition, film director James Cameron surveyed the area in a deckhouse that holds the telegraph equipment, according to court documents filed by the company. Bloomberg.com, 18 Oct. 2020 Only about 100 units, some as large as a deckhouse, were assembled on site, and 200 more were added after the ship was launched. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, 20 Mar. 2020 However, the new agreement will be tested quickly as a U.S. private company reportedly plans to cut open a section of the deckhouse roof to access and retrieve thousands of precious artifacts. Fox News, 23 Jan. 2020 There was water up to the deckhouse door, so the deckhand climbed a railing to get into the wheelhouse. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'deckhouse.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of deckhouse

1856, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

22 Aug 2021

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“Deckhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deckhouse. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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