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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about quarterdeck

Statistics for quarterdeck

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for quarterdeck

The first known use of quarterdeck was in 1622

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for quarterdeck

quarterdeck

noun

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

More from Merriam-Webster on quarterdeck

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with quarterdeck

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about quarterdeck

Comments on quarterdeck

What made you want to look up quarterdeck? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not constant or steady

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!