lower deck


Definition of lower deck

1a : the lowest deck in ships with two or three decks : a deck below the main deck
b : next to the lowest deck in ships with four or more decks
2 chiefly British
a : the quarters of the enlisted personnel of a ship
b : the enlisted personnel
3 : a deck of a newspaper headline below the top deck

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First Known Use of lower deck

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Lower deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lower%20deck. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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