weather deck


Definition of weather deck

: a deck having no overhead protection from the weather

Examples of weather deck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Up on the weather decks, the watch standers would be struggling to hold their footing while working on the topside gear as green seawater crashed over the slippery steel. James G. Stavridis, New York Times, "What Was Life Like for Sailors During the Battle of the Atlantic?," 14 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of weather deck

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Weather deck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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