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 LHDs are also equipped with what is known as a well deck in the rear of the ship. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Launches Its First Amphibious Assault Ship," 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, "China Launches Its First Amphibious Assault Ship," 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, "A floating 'military city': Life aboard the USS Ashland," 4 Nov. 2017

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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. 2020.

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