gun deck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gun deck formerly any deck other than the weather deck having cannons from end to end
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
    • Gun deck See under Deck.
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Usage

In literature:

A small quick-firing deck-gun is shown in Fig.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Ten-inch guns were on the decks of the other ships.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
She had two small guns, mounted one on the fore-deck and one right aft.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Two life-boats, one on each side of the aft deck, were bottomless, and formed covers for two additional 12-pounder guns.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
Send the men to their posts, get the long guns ready, and clear the deck for action.
"Hair Breadth Escapes" by T. S. Arthur
When the adventurer appeared on deck, the twelve guns of the three-master resounded in salute.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
His gun clanged to the deck.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
It took but an instant for me to reach the gun-deck.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
George was sitting on deck, apparently shining up his gun.
"Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast" by Louis Arundel
Suddenly those on deck were brought to their feet by the booming of a single heavy gun.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
They were on the deck of one of the fastest gun-boats of the Spanish navy.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
The decks were washed down, the main hatch removed, and a gun-tackle purchase rigged before the boat arrived with breakfast.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On the gun deck, Lawrence and McDonough did the same thing.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Bombs exploded alongside, the bridge and upper decks were scarred and pitted by a hail of machine-gun bullets.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
The captain and lieutenant made a rush for the gun-deck, but could not get down.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
Huge guns bristle from every hill, dark warships stud the clear waters of the ocean and soldiers deck the peaks.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
One of the swivel guns was fired, and then came a whole broadside, sending its balls hurtling over the crowded deck of the sloop.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
The deck bristled with light cannon, torpedo tubes, and machine guns.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The bullets from the Vultee's wing guns found them and smashed them to the steel deck.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
They walked round the little signal gun upon the upper deck.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

There's no glamour of brave deeds for them, on deck;
They are not the men who serve us at the guns.
They're the tender, and the oiler,
They're the watchman, and the toiler;
They're the nation's grubbing, sweating, plodding ones.
"The Fire-Room Crew" by Burt Franklin Jenness
The effect on the two ships was fearful to behold,
But still the Frenchmen stuck to their guns with courage, be it told;
And the crash and din of artillery was deafening to the ear,
And the cries of the wounded men on deck were pitiful to hear.
"Bill Bowls the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Bush's "Top Gun" landing on the deck of the carrier Abraham Lincoln will be remembered as one of the most audacious moments of presidential theater in American history.
Firefighters used a deck gun to drive back a mob that surrounded police officers.
Firefighters from Engine 158 used a deck gun to drive back a mob that surrounded the officers.
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