Spar deck
Spar Spar, n. [OE. sparre; akin to D. spar, G. sparren, OHG. sparro, Dan. & Sw. sparre, Icel. sparri; of uncertain origin. [root]171. Cf. {Spar}, v. t. ] 1. (Naut.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters. [1913 Webster]

3. The bar of a gate or door. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Spar buoy} (Naut.), a buoy anchored by one end so that the other end rises above the surface of the water.

{Spar deck} (Naut.), the upper deck of a vessel; especially, in a frigate, the deck which is continued in a straight line from the quarter-deck to the forecastle, and on which spare spars are usually placed. See under {Deck}.

{Spar torpedo} (Naut.), a torpedo carried on the end of a spar usually projecting from the bow of a vessel, and intended to explode upon contact with an enemy's ships. [1913 Webster]


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  • Spar deck — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spar-deck — spar deck·er; spar deck; …   English syllables

  • spar deck — n. the upper deck running a ship s full length …   English World dictionary

  • spar deck — noun : an upper deck of light construction above the main deck * * * Naut. the upper deck of a vessel, extending from stem to stern. Cf. main deck. [1560 70] * * * spar deck noun (nautical) 1. A temporary deck laid in any part of a ship 2. A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spar deck — Naut. the upper deck of a vessel, extending from stem to stern. Cf. main deck. [1560 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • spar deck — n. upper deck of a ship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spar deck — noun the light upper deck of a vessel …   English new terms dictionary

  • spar deck — /ˈspa dɛk/ (say spah dek) noun the upper deck of a vessel, extending from stem to stern …   Australian English dictionary

  • spar-deck — …   Useful english dictionary

  • spar-deck vessel — noun : a ship for both cargo and passengers that has two or more decks of lighter construction above the strength deck …   Useful english dictionary

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