orlop deck

noun

or·​lop deck ˈȯr-ˌläp- How to pronounce orlop deck (audio)
: the lowest deck in a ship having four or more decks

Word History

Etymology

Middle English overlop deck of a single decker, from Middle Low German overlōp, literally, something that overleaps

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orlop deck was in 1758

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Cite this Entry

“Orlop deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orlop%20deck. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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