sun·​deck | \ ˈsən-ˌdek How to pronounce sundeck (audio) \

Definition of sundeck

1 : the usually upper deck of a ship that is exposed to the most sun
2 : a roof, deck, or terrace for sunning

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Synonyms for sundeck


balcony, deck, terrace

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Examples of sundeck in a Sentence

the girls spent the afternoon reading and tanning on the sundeck

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Amenities include an exercise room, sauna, sundeck and party room. Darcel Rockett,, "8 Chicago residential buildings with stunning cityscape views," 10 Sep. 2019 There was a sundeck and two hot tubs, a library full of South Sea literature, a cozy bar with live music, a spa for soothing massages, a gym to work off those long lunches, and a manifest of companionable and well-traveled fellow passengers. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Exploring Polynesia's Islands by Cruise," 28 June 2019 Add $200 per night for Grand Club perks including VIP lounge and private sundeck. Necee Regis,, "Check In: Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun," 12 June 2019 Guests also love the en-suite bathroom and secluded sundeck (outfitted with a private hot tub). National Geographic, "Pop into amazing bubble hotels around the world," 10 May 2019 My own room affords me a private sundeck, access to two upscale restaurants, and a butler named Vishnu, who received his degree in economics in India. Sloane Crosley, Vogue, "All Aboard the Good Ship Self-Care," 12 Mar. 2019 On the roof, along with a sundeck that offers views of the skyline, sits the Tel Aviv branch of London's Dinings restaurant. Debra Kamin, Town & Country, "Tel Aviv Gets Glamorous," 8 Oct. 2015 Like Vici, Amo has plenty of amenities, including a sundeck overlooking the piazza, free wireless Internet hotspots, dual-paned windows and a private patio or balcony in many units. Phillip Molnar,, "Inside Little Italy's apartment rush," 18 May 2018 Interspersed with native landscaping, the space has a 25-yard swimming pool, sundeck, private cabanas, hot tub, fire pits, grilling stations and community gardens. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "In River North, known for its galleries, new apartment tower goes arty," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sundeck

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of sundeck was in 1876

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English Language Learners Definition of sundeck

: a deck on a ship or an outside area on a building where people can sit in the sun

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