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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The ship is equipped not only with aviation facilities (including a ski ramp), but the ability to launch and recover amphibious landing craft from a floodable well deck. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Jan. 2022 Commissioned in 2009, Cavour is also equipped with a well deck capable of launching and recovering landing craft, hovercraft, and amphibious vehicles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Jan. 2022 The Wasp-class also includes a well deck for embarking and disembarking amphibious landing craft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of well deck was in 1759

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“Well deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well%20deck. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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