• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Deck-cargo cargo stowed on the deck of a vessel
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. dekken, to cover; Ger. decken; akin to L. tegĕre.


In literature:

These were passed over the side and secured at intervals on top of the deck cargo.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Calm and clear, got cables on deck to discharge cargo.
"The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson" by Ida Lee
The hold is not big enough, and a good deal of the cargo has overflowed onto the deck.
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne
The decks were quiet and clean; one cargo had just been delivered, part of another stood ready on the levee to be shipped.
"Balcony Stories" by Grace E. King
His own father could have had them between decks as cargo.
"The Congo and Coasts of Africa" by Richard Harding Davis
He laid down his bag and roll, sat awhile listening to the shift of feet and the clatter of cargo winches on deck and pierhead.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
As I afterwards learnt, I was on the lower deck, which was being used for cargo instead of passengers.
"We and the World, Part II. (of II.)" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The sailors were busy; stowing away the cargo last received, tidying the decks, and coiling down the ropes.
"A Jacobite Exile" by G. A. Henty
Nothing remained but the amputated hull and the foul cargo below her battered decks.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
Almost the entire space on deck is filled with cargo of every description, from building lumber to live-stock.
"Le Petit Nord" by Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
Wider and wider grew the cracks on deck, the water was pouring into the hold, and the cargo was being washed out of her.
"The Moving Finger" by Mary Gaunt
Her cargo seemed to be cord-wood, neatly split, and piled high on deck.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Kramer reported in from the cargo deck.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
The canoes were completely decked over, thus affording a cabin to their crews, and the means of preserving their cargo from damage.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
There was a miscellaneous cargo below under the slave-deck, which had certainly not been interfered with.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Timber, casks, or other cargo not liable to damage from wet, stowed on the deck of merchant vessels.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
His followers seemed to be cargo-men or deck-men, looking hardly intelligent enough to Kent's eyes to be tube-men.
"The Sargasso of Space" by Edmond Hamilton
The transfer of his cargo to the deck of the ship was a much more difficult and precarious job than getting it alongside.
"Maid of the Mist" by John Oxenham
These people were practically deck cargo, since there were no accommodations for them inside the ship.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
Not on deck, fore or aft, but down in the cabin did the skipper of the captured supply ship give his account of himself and his cargo.
"The Noank's Log" by W. O. Stoddard

In poetry:

Did you see the poor old hooker, by the ocean wharf she lay?
Her decks are foul with harbour grime, she hasn't long to stay,
With her cargo all aboard her and the Peter flying free,
And a seagull on her foretop a-looking out to sea.
"The China Sea" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Pile my ship with bars of silver, pack with coins of Spanish gold
From keel-piece up to deck-plank, the roomage of her hold,
By the living God that made me! I would sooner in your bay
Sink ship and crew and cargo, than bear this child away!"
"Cassandra Southwick" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Since the STS cranes were too big to handle in their fully assembled shape, both cranes were shipped in (still respectable) parts to fit Jumbo Javelin 's deck and cargo hold.
Highway Products Inc manufactures the 4000 XT Roller Coaster Cargo Tray, a slide-out tray for pickups that features an all-aluminum deck with safety locks every 10 inches to control the length of tray extension.
On the flight deck of a C-17 Globemaster cargo plane, Major Jared Wood, of Seattle, prepares for a five-day war-zone mission.