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Definition of deck (Meaning of deck)
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Deck Deck (d[e^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decked} (d[e^]kt); p.
	     pr. & vb. n. {Decking}.] [D. dekken to cover; akin to E.
	     thatch. See {Thatch}.]
	     1. To cover; to overspread.
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	              To deck with clouds the uncolored sky. --Milton.
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	     2. To dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe
	        with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to
	        embellish.
	
	     Syn: adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, ornament, beautify.
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	                Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency.
	                                                    --Job xl. 10.
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	                And deck my body in gay ornaments.  --Shak.
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	                The dew with spangles decked the ground. --Dryden.
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	     3. To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
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	     4. to knock down (a person) with a forceful blow; as, He
	        decked his opponent with a single punch.
	
	     Syn: coldcock, dump, knock down, floor.
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	  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.
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	     Note: The following are the more common names of the decks of
	           vessels having more than one.
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	     {Berth deck} (Navy), a deck next below the gun deck, where
	        the hammocks of the crew are swung.
	
	     {Boiler deck} (River Steamers), the deck on which the boilers
	        are placed.
	
	     {Flush deck}, any continuous, unbroken deck from stem to
	        stern.
	
	     {Gun deck} (Navy), a deck below the spar deck, on which the
	        ship's guns are carried. If there are two gun decks, the
	        upper one is called the main deck, the lower, the lower
	        gun deck; if there are three, one is called the middle gun
	        deck.
	
	     {Half-deck}, that portion of the deck next below the spar
	        deck which is between the mainmast and the cabin.
	
	     {Hurricane deck} (River Steamers, etc.), the upper deck,
	        usually a light deck, erected above the frame of the hull.
	
	
	     {Orlop deck}, the deck or part of a deck where the cables are
	        stowed, usually below the water line.
	
	     {Poop deck}, the deck forming the roof of a poop or poop
	        cabin, built on the upper deck and extending from the
	        mizzenmast aft.
	
	     {Quarter-deck}, the part of the upper deck abaft the
	        mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.
	
	     {Spar deck}.
	        (a) Same as the upper deck.
	        (b) Sometimes a light deck fitted over the upper deck.
	
	     {Upper deck}, the highest deck of the hull, extending from
	        stem to stern.
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	     2. (arch.) The upper part or top of a mansard roof or curb
	        roof when made nearly flat.
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	     3. (Railroad) The roof of a passenger car.
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	     4. A pack or set of playing cards.
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	              The king was slyly fingered from the deck. --Shak.
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	     5. A heap or store. [Obs.]
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	              Who . . . hath such trinkets
	              Ready in the deck.                    --Massinger.
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	     6. (A["e]ronautics) A main a["e]roplane surface, esp. of a
	        biplane or multiplane.
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	     7. the portion of a bridge which serves as the roadway.
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	     8. a flat platform adjacent to a house, usually without a
	        roof; -- it is typically used for relaxing out of doors,
	        outdoor cooking, or entertaining guests.
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	     {Between decks}. See under {Between}.
	
	     {Deck bridge} (Railroad Engineering), a bridge which carries
	        the track upon the upper chords; -- distinguished from a
	        through bridge, which carries the track upon the lower
	        chords, between the girders.
	
	     {Deck curb} (Arch.), a curb supporting a deck in roof
	        construction.
	
	     {Deck floor} (Arch.), a floor which serves also as a roof, as
	        of a belfry or balcony.
	
	     {Deck hand}, a sailor hired to help on the vessel's deck, but
	        not expected to go aloft.
	
	     {Deck molding} (Arch.), the molded finish of the edge of a
	        deck, making the junction with the lower slope of the
	        roof.
	
	     {Deck roof} (Arch.), a nearly flat roof which is not
	        surmounted by parapet walls.
	
	     {Deck transom} (Shipbuilding), the transom into which the
	        deck is framed.
	
	     {To clear the decks} (Naut.), to remove every unnecessary
	        incumbrance in preparation for battle; to prepare for
	        action.
	
	     {To sweep the deck} (Card Playing), to clear off all the
	        stakes on the table by winning them.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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