• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flush-deck a deck continuous from stem to stern at the same level (see Quarter-deck)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. dekken, to cover; Ger. decken; akin to L. tegĕre.


In literature:

A few strokes sent us alongside of a brig about our tonnage, but with a low rail and a flush deck.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
The tide was in, and its deck lay almost flush with the pier.
"The Amazing Interlude" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
She was flush-decked, and sat high in the water, with a freeboard of nearly five feet.
"The Pit Prop Syndicate" by Freeman Wills Crofts
Mr. Hazel actually left the deck to avoid the sight of Helen Rolleston's flushed cheek and beaming eyes, reading Arthur Wardlaw's letter.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
This consisted of loose pieces of decking, which could easily be raised and removed for flushing and cleaning.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
There was one flush deck, with an awning stretched above it that extended nearly to the prow of the boat.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
They were long, narrow boats, with small flush decks fore and aft.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
She had a flush deck; that is, it was unbroken from stem to stern.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
When loaded her deck is flush with the water; yet, under sail, her speed is very great, and she is as handy as a skiff.
"The Romance of the Coast" by James Runciman
Every part of the decks was flushed with clean sea water and swabs, or deck-mops, were used where necessary.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
The deck was flush fore and aft, and there was a good-sized house just before where the mainmast should have been.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
The hose was ready to flush the deck.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
They were playing jack pots with a stripped deck, the joker going as a fifth ace or to fill a straight or a flush.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
Racked into a flush-decked recess on one side of the hull was a crane arm with a two-hundred-ton lift capacity.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
When he got back to the deck the four men hauled first on one tackle and then on the other, till the boat was up flush with the deck.
"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris" by George Griffith
I took her to be a flush-decked vessel, a corvette probably.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
A flush-decked ship, probably carrying twenty to six-and-twenty guns.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
She was a flush-deck vessel, probably a privateer.
"Sunshine Bill" by W H G Kingston
Her deck was flush fore and aft.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
The deck-load of lumber is always stowed with the shear of the ship and flush with the sides or bulwarks.
"The Flying Bo'sun" by Arthur Mason

In poetry:

The good Lord Douglas walk'd the deck,
And oh, his brow was wan!
Unlike the flush it used to wear
When in the battle van.—
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Tinged with the fatal hectic flush
Which, when October frost is in the near,
Flames on each dying tree and bush,
To deck the dying year.
"Menace" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Connected to the world via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, these swank-looking screens are all decked out in shiny piano black with flush widescreen fronts.
The process, called deck flushing, is a moving operation requiring lane closures.
A raised flush deck gives the Newport 27 a standout look and a stand-up interior.
Anyone interested in a coastal cruise with friends and family should check out the Steven Weiss designed PC48 Flush Deck.