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 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, "Marin County shipyard was built in a hurry after Pearl Harbor. It helped win World War II," 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, "Will Titanic's sunken wreck be protected? Treasure hunters skeptical of new US, UK agreement," 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, "NTSB: Lack of preparation contributed to deaths of 2 men in Bering Sea accident," 10 Jan. 2018 The entire upper deck, crew quarters, and deckhouse live in heated bubbles as well. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Big Machines Bringing Industry—and War—to the Melting Arctic," 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of deckhouse

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Deckhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deckhouse. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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