quarterdeck

noun
quar·​ter·​deck | \ ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌdek How to pronounce quarterdeck (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Quarterdeck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarterdeck. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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quarterdeck

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English Language Learners Definition of quarterdeck

: 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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