poop deck

noun

Definition of poop deck

: a partial deck above a ship's main afterdeck

Examples of poop deck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the poop deck, where passengers crowded as the ship sank, folded under itself. Fox News, 1 July 2021 And the poop deck, where passengers crowded as the ship sank, folded under itself. Fox News, 1 July 2021 And the poop deck, where passengers crowded as the ship sank, folded under itself. Ben Finley, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 So instead of heading upward, most of the third-class passengers headed toward the back poop deck. Cody Cassidy, Wired, 30 Oct. 2020 So his manager, Marc Madiot, who had a great mane of white hair and a defiant jut to his chin, commanded the couch like a captain on his poop deck. Michael Powell, New York Times, 18 July 2019 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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First Known Use of poop deck

1717, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2021

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“Poop deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poop%20deck. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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poop deck

noun

English Language Learners Definition of poop deck

: the flat surface on the raised structure at the rear of a ship

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