I. noun Date: 1815 1. plural the top portion of the outer surface of a ship on each side above the waterline 2. the highest level of authority 3. the upper portion of the ionosphere II. adverb or adjective Date: 1873 1. to or on the top or surface 2. in a position of authority 3. on deck

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