flight deck


: the uppermost complete deck of an aircraft carrier
: the forward compartment in some airplanes

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Inside the cockpit, the flight deck incorporates touchscreen displays that can support multiple touch points, allowing two pilots to interact with their section of the lower display simultaneously. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 27 July 2022 Tom Izzo's team will open the 2022-23 season with a game against Gonzaga on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln at the Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego on Nov. 11. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 25 July 2022 Still, accidents do happen: In 1995, an F-14 Tomcat fighter jet was blown off the flight deck of the carrier USS Independence by another F-14 powering up its engines for takeoff. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 July 2022 On Veterans Day a year earlier — 11-11-11 — Michigan State defeated North Carolina 67-55 in San Diego on the flight deck of the Carl Vinson. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 July 2022 Tajer, who is also an active 737 pilot at the airline, said the men and women on the flight deck are just as frustrated as passengers by the airline's issues this summer. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 21 June 2022 Boeing more recently has had to deal with problems relating to flight deck windows, adhesive levels for length-wise structural components known as longerons, and fasteners with scratches from improper installation. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, 26 June 2022 From an opening sequence aboard the flight deck of a USS aircraft carrier to an F-14 Tomcat plane, or a fleet of fighters, Hindle pulled out all the stops. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 27 May 2022 Although effective, the complex routing of steam from the bowels of the ship up to the flight deck takes up a lot of internal volume. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flight deck was in 1924

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“Flight deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20deck. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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Last Updated: 13 Aug 2022

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