well deck


Definition of well deck

: a space on the weather deck of a ship lying at a lower level between a raised forecastle or poop and the bridge superstructure

Examples of well deck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The well deck is where the ship stores and stages amphibious landing craft. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 June 2021 The fire is believed to have begun in the ship’s lower vehicle-storage area, which is directly below a large well deck. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 July 2021 The overhaul involves work on the ship’s hull, repairs on ballast tanks, preservation of its amphibious well deck area, and the refurbishment of living spaces for up to 800 sailors and Marines, BAE said in a statement. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 June 2021 On the morning of July 30, 13 assault amphibious vehicles left the well deck of the amphibious transport dock Somerset to train on the island, about three miles away. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2021 LHDs are also equipped with what is known as a well deck in the rear of the ship. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 2 Oct. 2019 Once the amphibious force is loaded, the well deck is flooded with water, a rear ramp lowers, and the marine-laden craft float out and make for shore. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 2 Oct. 2019 Its most impressive feature is the cavernous well deck, deep in the bowels of the vessel. Ivan Watson, Rebecca Wright And Hidetaka Sato, CNN, 4 Nov. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'well deck.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of well deck

1759, in the meaning defined above

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“Well deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well%20deck. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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