|Origin:||dec 'roof, covering'|
on a ship
the outside top level of a ship that you can walk or sit on:
Let's go up on deck.
Peter stayed below deck.
one of the different levels on a ship
main/passenger/car etc deck
a staircase leading to the passenger deck
one of the levels on a bus, plane etc ➔ double-decker (1), single-decker
on a bus, plane etc
lower/upper etc deck
I managed to find a seat on the upper deck.
Eddie returned to the flight deck (=the part of an aircraft where the pilot sits).
a wooden floor built out from the back of a house, where you can sit and relax outdoors [↪ decking]:
at the back of a houseAmerican EnglishDHH
a piece of equipment used for playing music tapes, records etc
a set of playing cards [= pack British English]
Irene shuffled the deck.
➔ all hands on deckat hand1 (38)
; ➔ clear the decksat clear2 (17)
; ➔ hit the deckat hit1 (17)WORD FOCUS: ship
a ship that carries people: passenger ship, cruise ship, liner, ferry, ro-ro
a ship that carries goods: cargo ship, merchant ship, freighter, oil tanker, super tanker, barge
a small ship: boat, motorboat, powerboat
a ship with sails: yacht, dinghy, sailing ship, sailing boat British English/sailboat American English, catamaran
a fighting ship: warship, aircraft carrier, battleship, cruiser, frigate, destroyer, minesweeper, gunboat, man-of-war old-fashioned
a ship that people live on: houseboat, narrow boat British English
a ship that goes under water: submarine
people on a ship: sailor, captain, passenger, seaman, the crew
parts of a ship: deck, cabin, porthole, engine room, mast, rudder, hullship
➔ See also ship