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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 See More

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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 31 Jan. 2023.

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