quarterdeck [kwawr-ter-dek] ExamplesWord Origin noun Nautical.
- 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.
July 27, 2012
He marched up to the quarterdeck, stood at attention, and said, “Petty Officer Klauser reporting for duty.”
December 4, 2011
Historical Examples of quarterdeck
“Send a couple of hands to open the two quarterdeck ports,” I said, mildly.
Would it be satisfactory to you to see him placed on the quarterdeck?
Captain Candage paused in his patrol of the quarterdeck and gazed down on the wallet.
The master-at-arms, who had been looking for him, told him that he was wanted on the quarterdeck.
Captain Penrose then appeared on the quarterdeck with a sorrowful countenance.
British Dictionary definitions for quarterdeck quarterdeck noun
- nautical the after part of the weather deck of a ship, traditionally the deck on a naval vessel for official or ceremonial use