Hurricane deck
Hurricane Hur"ri*cane, n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster]

Like the smoke in a hurricane whirl'd. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Each guilty thought to me is A dreadful hurricane. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

{Hurricane bird} (Zo["o]l.), the frigate bird.

{Hurricane deck}. (Naut.) See under {Deck}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hurricane 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

  • hurricane deck — ☆ hurricane deck n. the upper deck of a passenger ship, esp. of a river steamer …   English World dictionary

  • hurricane deck — hurricane decked, adj. a deck at the top of a passenger steamer, having a roof supported by light scantlings. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hurricane deck — noun a deck at the top of a passenger ship (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑hurricane roof, ↑promenade deck, ↑awning deck • Hypernyms: ↑deck • Part Holonyms: ↑passenger ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • hurricane deck — hur′ricane deck n. navig. a covered deck at the top of a passenger steamer, esp. a river boat • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hurricane deck — noun a covered deck at or near the top of a ship s superstructure …   English new terms dictionary

  • hurricane deck — /ˈhʌrəkən dɛk/ (say huruhkuhn dek) noun a light upper deck on passenger steamers, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hurricane Deck, Missouri — Hurricane Deck is an unincorporated community in Camden County, Missouri, United States, on the Lake of the Ozarks. It is part of the lake s resort area, and according to one source is named for a tornado which struck the area, tornadoes once… …   Wikipedia

  • Hurricane — Hur ri*cane, n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; especially prevalent in the East …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hurricane bird — Hurricane Hur ri*cane, n. [Sp. hurracan; orig. a Carib word signifying, a high wind.] A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; especially prevalent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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