quarterdeck [kwawr-ter-dek] ExamplesWord Origin noun Nautical.

  1. the part of a weather deck that runs aft from the midship area or the mainmast to the stern or poop of a vessel.

Origin of quarterdeck First recorded in 1620–30 Examples from the Web for quarterdeck Contemporary Examples of quarterdeck

  • It may be delightfully chewy, richly tannic, and marvelous for sipping one sultry night on the quarterdeck of your yacht.

    Drinking With the Stars: Drew Barrymore, Ramona Singer Wade Into Wine

    Rebecca Dana

    July 27, 2012

  • He marched up to the quarterdeck, stood at attention, and said, “Petty Officer Klauser reporting for duty.”

    Inside Seal Team Six by Don Mann Excerpt

    Don Mann

    December 4, 2011

  • Historical Examples of quarterdeck

  • “Send a couple of hands to open the two quarterdeck ports,” I said, mildly.

    ‘Twixt Land & Sea

    Joseph Conrad

  • Would it be satisfactory to you to see him placed on the quarterdeck?

    The Grateful Indian

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Captain Candage paused in his patrol of the quarterdeck and gazed down on the wallet.

    Blow The Man Down

    Holman Day

  • The master-at-arms, who had been looking for him, told him that he was wanted on the quarterdeck.

    The Rival Crusoes

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Captain Penrose then appeared on the quarterdeck with a sorrowful countenance.

    True Blue

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • British Dictionary definitions for quarterdeck quarterdeck noun

    1. nautical the after part of the weather deck of a ship, traditionally the deck on a naval vessel for official or ceremonial use

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