quarterdeck

noun quar·ter·deck \ ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌdek \

Definition of quarterdeck

1 :the stern area of a ship's upper deck
2 :a part of a deck on a naval vessel set aside by the captain for ceremonial and official use

First Known Use of quarterdeck

1622


QUARTERDECK Defined for English Language Learners

quarterdeck

noun

Definition of quarterdeck for English Language Learners

  • : the upper level of a ship's deck that is located toward the rear of the ship and that is used mainly by officers


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