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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeckdeck1 /dek/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 TTWon a ship a) the outside top level of a ship that you can walk or sit on πŸ”Š Let’s go up on deck.above/below deck πŸ”Š Peter stayed below deck. b) one of the different levels on a shipmain/passenger/car etc deck πŸ”Š a staircase leading to the passenger deckβ–Ί see thesaurus at floor2 on a bus, plane etc one of the levels on a bus, plane etclower/upper etc deck πŸ”Š I managed to find a seat on the upper deck. πŸ”Š Eddie returned to the flight deck (=the part of an aircraft where the pilot sits). β†’ double-decker(1), single-decker3 at the back of a house American EnglishDHH a wooden floor built out from the back of a house, where you can sit and relax outdoors β†’ decking πŸ”Š deck furniture4 music a piece of equipment used for playing music tapes, records etccassette/tape/record deck5 DGCcards a set of playing cards syn pack British English πŸ”Š Irene shuffled the deck. πŸ”Š a deck of cards β†’ all hands on deck at hand1(37), β†’ clear the decks at clear2(17), β†’ hit the deck at hit1(17)
Examples from the Corpus
deckβ€’ At their feet the edge of the net began to shift off the deck.β€’ The sound of footsteps on the deck above her head brought her fully awake.β€’ I was sitting on the deck, my back exposed to the sun.β€’ The sea grew more turbulent and the waves began to break over the deck.β€’ She clutched the rail to steady herself, reached the deck and went to the closed doors of the lounge.β€’ The decks were slippery with blood, and arms and legs and chunks of flesh were strewed about.β€’ a seat on the upper deckβ€’ A few of the gentlemen passengers stood on the upper deck and watched them impassively.go ... on deckβ€’ Redruth took four guns and went on deck with Trelawney and the captain.β€’ Ruth was there waiting when the hatches were raised and she escaped at once and went up on deck.β€’ I helped myself, and when I had finished, I went up on deck and began sorting out the rigging.β€’ Next, I went up on deck.β€’ Refreshed, I went up on deck and looked at the waves.β€’ I went out on deck, leaving Inspector Gin to his interrogation of the captain.β€’ She wakened Anna and dressed her and the two of them went on deck.β€’ Nomatterhow bad the storm was she had to go on deck, where at least the air was clean.lower/upper etc deckβ€’ It had a plain glazed back to illuminate the upper deck at night and the lamps were removed from the hoops.β€’ Or at least into the upper deck.β€’ She climbed aboard the Mumbles train and huddled in a seat in the warmth of the lower deck.β€’ A few of the gentlemen passengers stood on the upper deck and watched them impassively.β€’ On the lower deck, where all the people are, there is the sense of an outrageous and clarifying happiness.β€’ The ships are always packed to capacity, with passengers clinging to the upper decks.β€’ The lower deck, below the water line, was for cargo.β€’ The upper deck comprised the flight cabin and baggage holds and the lower was the passenger deck.cassette/tape/record deckβ€’ Do you have a tape deck?β€’ The lights were still on, and a cassette was clicking in a tape deck.β€’ A tape deck played a Beethoven symphony and children played with Fisher-Price toys.β€’ Tommy picks up the Magnum and fires it twice at the stereo, one bullet in each cassette deck.β€’ It has a serious graphic equaliser, full logic cassette deck and an all-singing all-dancing spectrum analyser.β€’ The supplied infra-red remote control handset also enables control of a suitably appointed Nakamichi cassette deck.β€’ Couple turntables, a number of tape decks.β€’ Above the subwoofer is a 25-year-old reel-to-reel tape deck of the kind used in broadcast studios.deck of cardsβ€’ In the center, a woman I had never seen before began stroking a deck of cards with bony hands.β€’ There are aces and kings and twos and threes in any deck of cards.β€’ Almost the entire deck of cards - sixty-six of them - were spread out on the floor before the fire.β€’ Now it looked grubby, collapsed and marked like a very old deck of cards.β€’ Any new concepts or terms that emerge during this examination of relationships must also be inserted in the deck of cards.β€’ McMurphy was there, studying the deck of cards that slid in and out of sight in his hands.