Definition of hit the deck
- She hit the deck when the gunfire started.
: to reach with or as if with a sudden blow
: to come in quick forceful contact with
: to strike (something, such as a ball) with an object (such as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion
: an act or instance of striking or forcefully coming in contact with someone or something : an act or instance of hitting or being hit
: a stroke of luck
: a great success
: a platform in a ship serving usually as a structural element and forming the floor for its compartments
: something resembling the deck of a ship: such as
: a story or tier of a building (such as a sports stadium)
: to clothe in a striking or elegant manner : array
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