poop deck


: a partial deck above a ship's main afterdeck

Examples of poop deck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Behold the particularly fine seaman up there on the poop deck. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 26 Aug. 2023 In Kushner-Kloss world, the light is always honeyed, air travel quietly private and human and divine seemingly will converge somewhere in the Grenadines aboard the poop deck of the billionaire David Geffen’s humongous Lürssen yacht, Rising Sun. Guy Trebay, New York Times, 22 July 2023 And the poop deck, where passengers crowded as the ship sank, folded under itself. Fox News, 1 July 2021 So instead of heading upward, most of the third-class passengers headed toward the back poop deck. Cody Cassidy, Wired, 30 Oct. 2020 Under the poop deck were spaces for the machine room and the radio generator. Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Longreads, 16 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poop deck was in 1717

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“Poop deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poop%20deck. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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