deck·​house ˈdek-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce deckhouse (audio)
: a superstructure on a ship's upper deck

Examples of deckhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around 700 square feet of solar panels are installed on the roof of the deckhouse and produce 200 kW of energy daily. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 8 Dec. 2023 In fact, the windshield can be retracted into the roof of the deckhouse to facilitate open-air navigation. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 Sep. 2023 Nearby are boilers, engines, hatch covers, hull slabs, deckhouse ruins and other large parts that broke free. Catherine Porter, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Another spectacular feature is the substantial mast atop the aft deckhouse. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2022 To top it off, solar panels can be fitted to the deckhouse roof to generate clean, renewable energy to power some of the hotel load. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2022 The guest deckhouse, meanwhile, sits aft and spans two decks. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2022 The layout sees six generous VIP cabins along with a sizable main deckhouse that promises excellent views of the surroundings. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022 Swinging cranes lift large pieces of deckhouse off the ships. Jacques Kelly,, 9 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deckhouse was in 1856

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“Deckhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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