poop deck
noun Date: 1815 a partial deck above a ship's main afterdeck

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Poop 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

  • poop deck — poop′ deck n. naut. navig. a weather deck on top of a poop • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • poop deck — n the floor on the raised part at the back of an old sailing ship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Poop deck — In naval architecture, a poop deck is a deck that constitutes the roof of a cabin built in the aft (rear) part of the superstructure of a ship. The fantail is an overhang at the extreme rear of the ship, aft of the poop deck and closer to level… …   Wikipedia

  • poop deck — a weather deck on top of a poop. See illus. under quarterdeck. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • poop deck — noun an exposed partial weather deck on the stern superstructure of a ship • Hypernyms: ↑weather deck, ↑shelter deck …   Useful english dictionary

  • poop deck — outermost deck, outside deck …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poop deck — /ˈpup dɛk/ (say poohp dek) noun a raised deck built on the stern of a ship above the main deck …   Australian English dictionary

  • poop deck — noun A high, exposed deck at the stern of a ship, with cabins below …   Wiktionary

  • poop deck — noun (C) the floor on the raised part at the back of an old sailing ship …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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