weather deck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n weather deck upper deck having no overhead protection from the weather, but sheltering the deck below
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Usage

In literature:

When I subsequently went on deck, I could soon see that the weather had altered for the better.
"The White Squall" by John Conroy Hutcheson
In moderate weather they were tolerably comfortable, but with the sun beating down on the deck they were fearfully hot.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
When I came on deck I found that the weather had changed.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
He then told us to go on deck and learn the state of the weather.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
To spring on deck and to clamber up to the weather-bulwarks was the work of a moment.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
Two of them were sitting aft under the lee of the weather-bulwark, as Seymour was walking the deck to and fro.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I had just relieved the deck, for in this blowing weather we must keep watch in harbour.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The crew remained on deck, for the weather was dry and bright; it had left off snowing.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
This necessitated the foretrysail and all its gear being thrown on to the weather side of the deck.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
He admitted that only continued fair weather and a smooth sea had kept him on deck coming over from France with Jennie and Helen.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
The boat was a large one, half-decked, and fitted to stand a heavy sea and rough weather.
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
When Harry and the captain returned on deck a marked change had taken place in the weather.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sea was rough in the Bay of Biscay, and the Josephine, though she made good weather of it, was rather wet on deck.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
But though it still was early in the fall, the weather was not oppressive, and the breeze on the deck was cool.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
A canoe put off from the "Bateau Pilote," and a weather-beaten Belgian sailor leaped upon the deck.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
Trask found Captain Jarrow pacing the weather side of the poop-deck when he went up.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Stretched from gun to gun, and about the upper deck in bad weather, to prevent the men being washed away.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He was a mariner who must weather the gale on the deck of his craft.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
He was a good sailor and always stayed on deck whatever the weather, but he hoped it would be smooth for Mrs. Archdale's sake.
"Studies in love and in terror" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Still more strange was it to see him in the heaviest of weather cross the deck.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

On the morrow's morn, in the thick, gray weather
They sat on the reeling deck together,
Lover and counterfeit,
Of hapless Marguerite.
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We stood on the deck together,
Men that had looked on death
In battle and stormy weather—
Yet a little we held our breath,
When, with the hush of death,
The great ships drew together.
"The Bay-Fight" by Henry Howard Brownell
Captain, Captain, heavy squall in sight;
Just took in the royals, ship she jumps like mad.
Somethin' on the weather bow, looks like a light.
Better come on deck, Sir, things is black and bad.
"Envoy" by Lincoln Colcord

In news:

The arrival of hot, dry weather reminds me that, though it may be tedious to work in, it's perfect for the annual drudgery of the deck .
Though the lower deck of the patio is less weather-proof, it does offer a change of scenery, including this landscaped waterfall.
Nighttime closure planned contingent on weather for the placement of concrete decking for a direct connector ramp at the Woodall Rodgers interchange.
Woolly bear on the Huttner Weather Lab deck today.
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