main deck
main deck main deck n. The uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a large vessel.

Syn: second deck. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Main deck — Main Main (m[=a]n), a. [From {Main} strength, possibly influenced by OF. maine, magne, great, L. magnus. Cf. {Magnate}.] 1. Very or extremely strong. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That current with main fury ran. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. Vast; huge.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • main-deck — mainˈ deck noun The principal deck of a ship • • • Main Entry: ↑main …   Useful english dictionary

  • main deck — n. the principal deck of a ship, usually the topmost complete deck …   English World dictionary

  • main deck — noun the uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a large vessel • Syn: ↑second deck • Hypernyms: ↑deck * * * noun : the principal deck of a ship: a. : the highest complete deck o …   Useful english dictionary

  • main deck — /ˈmeɪn dɛk/ (say mayn dek) noun the upper deck in a vessel with two decks, and usually the second deck down in a vessel with more than two decks …   Australian English dictionary

  • main deck — The continuous deck of a ship running from fore to aft. The freeboard is measured from this deck …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • main deck — The highest deck running the full length of a vessel (except for an aircraft carrier …   Military dictionary

  • main deck — Naut. the uppermost weatherproof deck, running the full length of a ship. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • main deck — central deck of a ship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Deck — Deck, n. [D. dek. See {Deck}, v.] 1. The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck; larger ships have two or three decks. [1913 Webster] Note: The following are the more common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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