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
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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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