Decker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n decker (often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels "they rode in a double-decker bus"
    • n Decker English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hong Kong has the world's largest double-decker tram fleet in the world.
    • Decker A vessel or vehicle which has a deck or decks; -- used esp. in composition; as, a single-decker; a three-decker; a double-decker bus.
    • Decker One who, or that which, decks or adorns; a coverer; as, a table decker .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n decker One who or that which decks or adorns; a coverer: as, a table-decker.
    • n decker A vessel that has a deck or decks: as, a two-decker.
    • n decker In lumbering, one who rolls logs upon a skidway or log-deck.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Decker the person or thing that decks: a vessel which has a deck or decks, used only in composition, as a three-decker, a ship with three decks
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. dekken, to cover; Ger. decken; akin to L. tegĕre.

Usage

In literature:

She was a one decker man o' war.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
There were at that period three-deckers of sixty-four guns, and two-deckers of only thirty guns.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
This river-craft was a double-decker, propelled by oars from the lower deck.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
In endless English comfort by county-folk caressed, I left the old three-decker at the Islands of the Blest!
"The Seven Seas" by Rudyard Kipling
The double-decker is doomed, and the twenty-five-foot lot has had its day.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Thomas Noel, Ernest Decker, Dr. G. A. Walker, John E. Orrick, J.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Mrs. Morris had taken a certain Captain Decker in her house to lodge, who seemed very devoted to her daughter.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Decker, Thomas, early settler, 123; attacked by Indians, 77, 78.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
DEATH OF LIEUTENANT DECKER.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
The hero is Lieutenant James Decker, a recent graduate of West Point.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
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In poetry:

Full sail the proud three-decker sandwiches
With the eye-fumbled priestesses repass;
On their swan lake the enchanted ice creams freeze,
The amorous fountain prickles in the glass
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope
There's a boy, we pretend, with a three-decker brain,
That could harness a team with a logical chain;
When he spoke for our manhood in syllabled fire,
We called him "The Justice," but now he's "The Squire."
"The Boys" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But presently, I understand,
'Twas Bob who held the widow's hand.
She decker herself in orange spray,
And all her weeds she cast away.
Now where the sorrel sheds its seeds
Brown's grave is thick with widow's weeds.
"The Weeds" by Edward Dyson

In news:

Candlelight Vigil For Officer Decker 04 Dec 12.
The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its full music lineup for the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival on April 24.
Naturopathic physician Dr Chris Decker explores what it means to eat like our cave -dwelling ancestors.
Double Decker tours take riders back in time.
(CBS News) Spiced pumpkin adds warm flavors to this double-decker dessert.
Marian Stephens, Rosalie Decker, Janet Hart, Glen and Linton.
Clint Decker Guest columnist Clay Center, Kansas – A Florida teenager made national news giving experts a lot to talk about.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are still searching for evidence that will lead to the person who killed Cold Spring police Officer Tom Decker.
Authorities are still searching for evidence that will lead to the person who killed Cold Spring police Officer Tom Decker.
It's through venues like coffee shop s, Decker says, that the public can be exposed to artwork and form opinions about contemporary artists and the art community.
The MTA provided amNewYork today with this amazing photo from the 1970s showing a collection of double-decker buses in what appears to be Margaret Corbin Circle in Hudson Heights.
The meeting will begin at 7 pm Tuesday at Decker Elementary School, 20 Village Loop Road.
Only introduced to football as an eighth grader, Delaware Valley tight end Connor Decker couldn't have asked for a better teacher.
Tom Decker was killed late Thursday while checking on a report of a suicidal man.
Becky Decker says their kids are on an emotional roller-coaster, having fun one minute then breaking down the next.
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In science:

These effects have been successfully modelled by Decker and Pesch and simulated.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
Slow Rise and Partial Eruption of a Double-decker Filament. I.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
Provided the maximum degree of the polynomial is at most some fixed constant, there is a quantum algorithm that determines h (up to an additive offset) in time poly(d log q) (Decker et al., 2007).
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
The Ross is divided into two skips and a double-decker compartment for people and equipment.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The No. 6 is very similar, but is not double-decker.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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